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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Once again this Chardonnay is a blend of fruit from Celilo, Kestrel, and Conner Lee vineyards. It is one hundred percent barrel-fermented with one hundred percent malo-lactic fermentation, yet this is a Washington State Chardonnay that is pretty and clean, with a waxy texture that gives it richness. A classic minerality and brilliant acidity complete the profile. We have watched previous vintages of this wine re-acquaint many a skeptic with Chardonnay.

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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