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Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: Aromas of apple cider with sweet white peach and pie-crust, followed by yellow rose and citrus blossom floral note. Ripe red apples on the palate with creamy vanilla, pear and crisp citrus flavors, finishing with a refreshing lemon lime and mineral note and a touch of barrel spice.

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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