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Mount Palomar Chardonnay

Mount Palomar Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Our Chardonnay is a rich, dry wine with a distinct balance of crisp fruit, a gentle accent of oak, and a long, smooth finish. The Chardonnay fruit was picked at several levels of ripeness, 100% barrel fermented with extended aging on the yeast lees, and a partial malo-lactic fermentation. This combination helps create a wine with a pleasing array of fruit flavors and the full, lasting finish, that characterize our wines. This Chardonnay is a delightful accompaniment to seafood of all kinds. It is best matched with grilled seabass or swordfish, shrimp with garlic, butter, herbs, and a touch of parmesan cheese, and also veal piccata or pork chops.

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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