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"Cellar ion" Chardonnay

"Cellar Selection" Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The 2002 "Cellar Selection" Chardonnay has an innate sense of power underlying the sophisticated and graceful fruit. The wine brims with the warmth and personality from our favorite selected Chardonnay lots. Notice the extra dimension and elegance shining through from the minerals of the terroir to the subtle yeast nuances from barrel fermenting. This is a suave Chardonnay for connoisseurs wanting that extra depth and aging potential.

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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