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Chardonnay Reserve Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: 100% Chardonnay 100%. Fermented in small French oak barrels and aged for an additional 24 months to reach maturity. This wine expresses intense aromas of vanilla and citrus on the palate and flows with soft and supple tones that lead to a nice mineral character woven together with toasty oak. Bottled August 2004. Drink now through 2007. 100 cases produced.

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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