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Chardonnay , Russian River Valley

Chardonnay Reserve, Russian River Valley Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: This wine has been aging for 15 months in 50% new French Oak. The wine is full bodied. Pale straw in color, nose exhibit, apples, roasted nuts, and anise and as it opens up more juicy fruits and spice. Smells like a burgundy only much richer in the mouth. The flavors follow through with a full richness in entry and a lingering finish. Can age at least 10 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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