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Andreen-Gale Cuvée Chardonnay

Andreen-Gale Cuvée Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Brilliant, slightly straw color. Citrus aromas of lime and lemon-butter followed by subtle notes of melon and apricot. Secondary aromas of vanilla bean, mineral and flint. Tropical fruit flavors and honey on entry complimented by crisp acidity and long, smooth finish. Enjoy through 2006.

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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