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Darcie Kent Chardonnay, Central Coast

Darcie Kent Chardonnay, Central Coast Wine Details

Description: Exclusively made for The Four Seasons as their house wine, Darcie Kent Chardonnay is made from grapes grown next door to us on Crane Ridge in the Livermore Valley as well as from selected vineyards in the Central Coast of California, a diverse region that stretches north from Santa Barbara to the San Francisco Bay. We carefully select ideal vineyards for growing each varietal and craft this expressive fruit into superb wines.

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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