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Napa Valley Chardonnay

Napa Valley Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Our new style of Chardonnay with just a touch of oak, has proven to be tremendously successful these last few years. The 2004 vintage makes its debut with an eye-catching color --- vibrant hues of silken yellow. It is a delicious Chardonnay with bright citrus and melon aromas followed by a well-balanced acidity on the palate. This Chardonnay captures the dazzling taste of the sun-ripened grapes and the elegance of the varietal.

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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