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Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay

Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $70.00 per bottle

Description: The chardonnay in the 2003 vintage was harvested fairly late compared to the 2002 vintage. Our 2003 Napa Chardonnay is rich, complex and extractive with a nice balance. Lots of pineapples and citrus oils are combined with some minerality. The extended hang time produced a wine of great depth and richness which represents all of Pahlmeyer's efforts in making a world class Chardonnay.

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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