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Chardonnay, Carneros Estate

Chardonnay, Carneros Estate Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Our cool fog shrouded summer mornings provide the fruit intensity of his wine. Blending of several Dijon clones and special field selection clones gives this wine a multiplicity of fruit flavors including lemon, honeydew melon, kiwi and apricot. Beautifully balanced and multi-layered, this wine also has vanilla, oak smoke, caramel and hints of spice that evolve over time in your glass. Perfect acid balance gives a gentle tingle on the tongue keeping the fruit lively while preserving its silky texture and creamy fullness.

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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