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2004 Colorado Chardonnay

2004 Colorado Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: Barrel-fermented and aged Sur Lies ("on the yeast") in 100% new French & Hungarian oak, this wine has a smooth, buttery texture with fruit flavors of soft pear and melon, and a subtle vanilla finish. Suggested Food Pairings: Excellent with mild cheeses (brie, mild cheddar), rich seafood and shellfish, fettuccini, and poultry.

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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