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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $15.95 per bottle

Description: Hopewell Valley Vineyard Chardonnay is sourced from premium California grapes which are carefully selected and shipped cold to our winery in Pennington. After cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine is transferred into new American oak barrels for a period of 6 months, accenting the natural fruit flavors with hints of butter and vanilla. The aging journey is concluded in bottle for an additional period of 4 months. Medium-bodied with a smooth finish, our oak aged Chardonnay suggests flavors of pears, apples, and vanilla. An excellent complement to seafood with rich sauces, chicken, veal, and aged cheeses.

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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