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Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Pure Chardonnay devotees have finally met their match with this appreciative interpretation of an Old World style wine. Perhaps it’s what you’d expect from a Chard on this level; a delightful barrel-aged wine with a distinct touch of brulée. Vanilla and nutmeg flirt with the senses while a hint of honey and lemon meringue provide a lingering finish that’s not quite tart, not quite sweet. A baked halibut filet en papillôte topped with a pat of butter (oh yes, the real cream stuff) would transport this wine to another level.

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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