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Chardonnay - Napa Valley

Chardonnay Reserve - Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $12.95 per bottle

Description: Unquestionably the world's most popular premium white wine grape, Chardonnay is beloved by Californians and most widely planted. Our 2003 Reserve hails from the prestigious vines of the Napa Valley winegrowing region. Stainless steel fermented with a partial malo-lactic fermentation in fine American and French white oak barrels. A fine balance between green apple and mild vanilla aromas with smooth, creamy textures. Straw-like in color with a medium body. A flavorful premium chardonnay to be enjoyed throughout the year. Pairs well when chilled with fresh green salads, mild to medium flavored cheeses, roast veal or try with your favorite fish or seafood entree. 14.5% alc. Limited production of 6,180 bottles. Stock up on this one!

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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