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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $10.95 per bottle

Description: 2004 Bronze Medal from the Ohio Wine Competition. A slow, cool stainless steel fermentation allows us to produce a light, slightly crisp Chardonnay with a balance of fruit and acidity. Careful blending and aging in French oak helps a slightly fruti forward wine with a faint vanilla finish. This wine is intended for any occasion but pairs especially well with poultry, pasta and salads.

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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