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Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyards

Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $19.50 per bottle

Description: 2005 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyards, Carneros Region. This delicious white wine boasts complex fruit from old vines, with aromas of violet, grapefruit and butterschotch. Fermentation occurs on the lees in small French oak barrels that have been lightly fire toasted by hand to compliment these premium grapes. Serve lightly chilled and enjoy!

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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