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Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Ranch Vineyards

Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Ranch Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: The Sangiacomo vineyard has long been renowned for producing many of Sonoma's finest Chardonnays. The 2002 vintage is a full-bodied Chardonnay, with complex aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and all-spice, followed by generous, focused flavors of ripe Asian pear and vanilla, complete with hints of hazelnut on the lingering finish.

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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