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Chardonnay, Starmont

Chardonnay, Starmont Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: We have used the fruit from many fine Chardonnay vineyards to make this wine. From the cool Carneros, on both the Napa and Sonoma sides, to a number of sites in the southern end of the Napa Valley, each vineyard provides subtly different character to the final blend. Native yeast fermentation in French oak barrels, alolactic fermentation and barrel aging on the lees all add to the wine’s richness and long finish. The wine has flavors reminiscent of apple, peach and pear and is round and silky.

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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