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Chardonnay Willamette Valley

Chardonnay Willamette Valley Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: This lovely wine also hails from the highly touted Yamhill Vineyards. Small berries on small clusters contribute to the concentration of ripe fruit and floral characters. In the idiom of fine French chardonnay, the hallmarks of this wine are its fruit and structure, as opposed to domination of oak and char flavors. We think this wine is quite indicative of the yellow rose on its label: bright and lovely with layers of depth and complexity.

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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