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Cellar ion Chardonnay

Cellar Selection Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The 2001 Cellar Selection Chardonnay is a long, rich and seductive wine. It is barrel fermented in small cooperage from the forest of Troncais in France. This adds an extra dimension of creaminess and sur lee nuances to the overall elegance of the wine. The additional layers of complexity compliment the dry, steely core. For those of you who enjoy a dry, crisp Chardonnay with a little extra distinction be sure to try this wine.

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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