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Chardonnay Hommage Artist Series

Chardonnay Hommage Artist Series Reserve Wine Details
Price: $36.00 per bottle

Description: An admirable counterbalance to the work of Milares: the complex flavors of our 2002 wine open with nectarine, apricot, melons, and flowering pears. The fruit is deftly balanced with complexity derived from the barrels including hints of toast, char, and caramel, as well as the overall integration of flavors with fig, caramel and honey. The palate is full and lush, with a richly textured, unctuous and generous mouthfeel. Lively acidity contributes to the intricate layers and depth of the wine, leading to 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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