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Estate Chardonnay

Estate Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $29.99 per bottle

Description: The 2004 Estate Chardonnay has bright aromas of apple, pear, vanilla, and butter. Aged on the lees in new French oak for 14 months imparted the oaky smoky vanilla flavors. This Chardonnay is full and smooth on the palate with enough acidity to be the perfect complement as an appetizer wine or the main course entrée.

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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