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Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

Sonoma Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: "This wine begins with a luminous straw color, a characteristic that typically indicates an opulent Chardonnay. Crisp green apple and delicate white peach prevail in the nose. After a swirl of the wine glass the nose continues flaunting citrus characteristics, including nectarine and lemon. The palate leads with crisp, clean notes of peach, apricot and pineapple that cleverly integrate into what François describes as a ‘voluptuous mouthfeel’." - Francois Cordesse, Winemaker

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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