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Napa Valley Chardonnay

Napa Valley Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The 2003 Napa Valley Chardonnay is an exciting wine, crisp and zesty in style, yet firmly structured which provides additional depth. The winemaker has deftly balanced the exotic floral bouquet with the rich and focused varietal flavors. Overall, this is an appealing, traditional-style chardonnay that has an impressive and integrated range of flavors. It is a delight to drink as an aperitif or with lighter fares.

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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