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Oak Chardonnay

Oak Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The oak blend Chardonnay is fermented and aged for seven months in French and Virginia oak barrels and blended with the steel Chardonnay. The result is a pleasing combination of ripe fruit with balanced acidity, toasted vanilla and almond flavors. Pairs well with: poultry, pork, salmon, shellfish, cream-based sauces and pastas

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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