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Chardonnay Reserve Wine Details

Description: A wine aged in the finest oak barrels, reminescent of a classic French Chardonnay. Hints of citrus butter and vanilla. FOOD PAIRINGS... Pairs well with pasta dishes, fish and brie. AWARDS... 2000 Vintage 1999 Vintage (sold out) Bronze Medal Winner at 2001 Indiana State Fair and the 2001 Taster's Guild Intl. Competion 1998 Vintage (sold out) Silver Medal at The 1999 Taster's Guild Intl. Wine Competition.

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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