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Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Chardonnay, Napa Valley Wine Details

Description: This wine fills the bowl of your glass and your mouth with an abundance of fruit aromas and flavors of lemon, honeydew melon, kiwi, apricot and grapefruit. Beautifully multi-layered, this wine also has vanilla, oak smoke, caramel and hints of spice that evolve over time in your glass. Perfectly balanced with a gentle tingle of acid balance to keep 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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