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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: The following harvest we sourced two tons of Chardonnay from Milbrandt Vineyard. My assistant winemaker, Tim Drake, and I aged the Chardonnay on French oak (30% new) for eight months. We experimented with cultured and wild yeast and held the 2006 Chardonnay for nine months in bottle. It has many characteristics I personally look for in a Chardonnay; rich mouthfeel, traditional Chardonnay flavors and aromas and a long, lingering finish. I look forward to sharing it with you

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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