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Beckstoffer Chardonnay

Beckstoffer Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Our only reserve Chardonnay using grapes from Beckstoffer's Carneros Lake Vineyard. Using two clones, Dijon #76 and Robert Young, we fermented this wine in 100% new French oak barrels and encouraged the indigenous or wild yeast for fermentation. With 100% M-L fermentation and 9 months of stirring the yeast, additional complexity and texture is added.

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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