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Chardonnay Yountville Napa Valley

Chardonnay Yountville Napa Valley Wine Details

Description: More European in style than Californian, restrained use of oak and limited stirring during sur lies aging allows the tropical and pineapple fruit flavors to flourish. Vanilla aromas, sweet oak flavors and a subtle cream texture from the sur lies aging and malolactic fermentation, give the wine a delicious mouthfeel and lengthy finish. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, this delicious food wine is a delightful accompaniment to all fish and pasta dishes, or as an aperitif.

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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