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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: Barrel fermented through compete malolactic fermentation in French and Minnesota oak barrels. Stirred weekly with THE OAK DOWEL (With a moment of silent prayer for those who don't). Unfiltered, cold-stabilized, bottled in heavy Burgundian glass and finished with the highest quality Lafitte cork. The fruit is a 50/50 combination of the tropical-flavored Bishop's Vineyard (near the Columbia River east of Wenatchee and west of Quincy) and the nearby yet much higher Homestead Vineyard near Quincy. Homestead is the source of the dependably sustained acidity which gives this wine so much sex appeal with foodies. Both of the vineyards are managed by Terry Flanagan of Ryan Patrick Vineyards.

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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