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2003 Chardonnay

2003 Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The 2003 Chardonnay is crisp citrus, lime, ripe bartlett pear and a hint of green apple characterize this remarkable vintage. 1/2 of this vintage was fermented in new Tonnellerie Sylvain French Oak Barrels. This barrel maker's oak has a subtle influence that does not over power the delicate fruit. As with all The Lucas Winery Chardonnays' it has excellent acidity and food pairing ability. Enjoy for many years!

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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