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Brosseau Chardonnay

Brosseau Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 Brosseau Chardonnay is a full bodied mineral laden wine with layers of texture offering notes of wet stone, burnt almond, poached pear and citrus that seamlessly integrate for a long and lingering finish. With zippy acidity this is a vibrant and pure expression of California Chardonnay and should drink well for at least the next 3-5 years.

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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