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Hook & Ladder Chardonnay "Third Alarm" Russian River Valley Estate Bottled

Hook & Ladder Chardonnay "Third Alarm" Reserve Russian River Valley Estate Bottled Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: In choosing the lots to blend together for Third Alarm Chardonnay, we sought out complexity combined with intensity. We got it. Beginning with a light straw color, the wine shows off a distinctly tropical and creamy nose with notes of caramel and citrus, framed by melon and pineapple aromas. On the palate we enjoy the streak of crispness that runs across the palate carrying with it rich, long flavors of deep pear, ripe figs, notes of allspice and summer peach, all harmoniously melded together.

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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