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Chardonnay Rosella's Vineyard

Chardonnay Rosella's Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: From a gentle sloping vineyard at the edge of the Santa Lucia Highlands, fourth generation growers planted several chardonnay clones selected at the Dijon France research station. Moderate temperatures characterized the 2004 vintage for the entire growing season. The grapes ripened slowly and steadily, yielding a wine with great texture, and minerals without over ripening. The wines from this vineyard typically show high intensity fruit and are balanced by a crisp acidity at the finish.

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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