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Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Fragrances of citrus, pineapple, butter cream and smoke resonate above flavors of tropical fruit and concentrated apple with hints of mineral and sweet oak. All are enhanced by balanced acidity, full mouth-coating sensations, and a lengthy finish of fruit and toast. Serve with ovenbaked Cornish hens, puréed squash soup or shellfish with cream sauce.

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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