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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $14.99 per bottle

Description: This Chardonnay was fermented and aged on its lees half each in French and American oak barrels, and held in stainless steel tanks for ten months. Over the years, it has become known as "Charlottesville's Chardonnay," and was bottled this year with both screw cap and cork closures. Our largest production, this wine is fashioned with beautiful extraction of fruits, fresh and lively acidity, and subtle, well-integrated oak flavors.

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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