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South Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay

South Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Formerly called Silver Creek Vineyards, this prime mountain location offers warm days and cool nights to ripen Chardonnay to perfection. The wine is 100% barrel fermented in French oak to accentuate it's richness. The creamy, buttery, green apple aromas are delightfully followed by a soft vanilla and oak flavor.

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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