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Crown Jewel

Crown Jewel Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: (Estate Chardonel) This blend of French and American barrel aged 30 month estate Chardonel has been called the Crown Jewel! Our 2001 Estate Chardonel boasts intense, complex fruit aromas of honey, apple, pineapple augmented by toasty oak tones and a hint of vanilla. Deep, dense and full on the palate, it boasts a remarkably long, toasty, creamy finish. This intensely flavored Chardonel is limited to 600 bottles.

Varietal Definition
Chardonel was developed in New York State, to be a late-ripening, highly-productive, cold-climate varietal. A cross of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, Chardonel is proving its value in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states. Given much of the same treatment as Chardonnay, it adapts well to barrel fermention, and controlled lees contact. The result is often a full-bodied dry wine, high in alcohol and acidity, with a similar, if less pronounced character than Chardonnay.


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