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Chardonnay, Russian River

Chardonnay, Russian River Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Enticing bouquet of lemon blossom, creamy vanilla and delicate spice. Full bodied exhibiting honeyed mandarin, tropical fruit and notes of roasted hazelnuts on the palate. Balanced acidity and well defined. Serve with fresh linguini in a creamy artichoke sauce, chicken in a spicey ginger laden coconut sauce or baked halibut with fresh lemon and dill.

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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