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Chardonnay, Edna Valley

Reserve Chardonnay, Edna Valley Wine Details
Price: $17.95 per bottle

Description: Our cool Edna Valley vineyard Chardonnay yields a crisp citrus, peachy quality that elevates to creamy rich wine through barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. Tropical nuances such as pineapple, piña colada, coconut and mango are balanced with crisp clean, tart green apple. This Chardonnay is made in the more complex Chablis style. Wonderful when chilled and enjoyed with grilled tilapia atop buttery linguini.

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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