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Point Rouge Chardonnay

Point Rouge Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The pinnacle Chardonnay of an exceptional vintage, the 2003 Point Rouge is truly extraordinary and impeccably defined, offering a subtle symbiosis of richness, complexity and elegance. Orange rind, citrus oils, golden delicious apple, William pear, acacia, candied pineapple and wet stone notes create, with hints of honeysuckle, crème brulée, chestnut skin, white truffle and coconut, an extremely refined and already complex bouquet. Multi-dimensional, rich and seamless, the palate offers a rare harmony of the different components as well as an extraordinary persistence. 2003 Point Rouge will gain even more complexity in 3 - 4 years and should age gracefully for a decade.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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