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Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Russian River Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2005 effort with this wine was so successful that we have increased our allotment from the Foppoli Family Vineyard in the Russian River Valley appellation ~ the sole source for the fruit. Given the popularity of the first vintage, we did not deviate from the original production methods of making this wine entirely in stainless steel, left sur lie for 85-days, and no malolactic fermentation. A method that promotes the true nature of Chardonnay fruit--kiwi, green apples, pineapple and grapefruit flavors abound--the perfect every-day glass of wine.

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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