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2002 Balletto Estate Chardonnay

2002 Balletto Estate Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: This is the second vintage for Laguna Oaks Vineyard & Winery. As grape growers first, we strongly feel that with good grapes comes good wine. It all starts in the field. With the help of consulting wine maker Dan Cederquist, we feel we have produced another excellent representation of Russian River Valley Chardonnay. This Chardonnay is very fruit forward and higher in acid than our first vintage. With aromas of creamy baked apple flan and vanilla from the toasted French oak barrels. This wine is crisp with a clean lemon citrus 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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