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Columbia Valley Chardonnay

Columbia Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: At the first approach to this glass of wine, one smells the delicate structure of Allier oak complimenting the Lewis, Willard and Conner Lee minerality. It swirls together and creates a dusty, flinty back drop to the vibrant apple blossoms and apricots. It floats down the mouth with balanced acidity with no buttery characteristics. It leaves the mouth with a fresh coating of apricot and pear.

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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