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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $13.50 per bottle

Description: We fermented and settled this wine in stainless steel tank to retain the bright, fresh fruit flavors that the vintage gave us. Before bottling, we made our final blend with some barrel aged chardonnay (for character) and a splash of gewurztraminer (3% for an exotic note). The 04 Clovis Point Chardonnay was bottled in May 2005 and has developed smoothness and subtlety since then. We recommend this fruit rich wine with the East End’s freshest fish and farmstand vegetable dishes.

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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