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San Joaquin County Chardonnay - Duarte Linden Hills Vineyards

San Joaquin County Chardonnay - Duarte Linden Hills Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $14.95 per bottle

Description: Our 2003 chardonnay, produced from grapes grown by the Duarte Family, features tiers of rich pineapple, pear, melon and spice. Medium oak flavors expand and develop the wine's full bodied texture and finish. Serve chilled, this wine is the perfect accompaniment for traditional light meat venues and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

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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