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Oak Savanna Chardonnay

Oak Savanna Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: "This is a wine that truly expresses the unique terroir of Oak Savanna rather than the simply tasting like the barrel producer’s ego. The wine is full of pear, green apple, and a hint of citrus and mineral notes with a richness that is balanced by the natural acidity resulting from the cool growing conditions. Malolactic was encouraged on only a portion of the wine, which gives the wine a creamy and rich and yeasty mouthfeel without the overtly “buttery” aromas of most Chardonnays. The wine is thus a perfect blend of new world winemaking, giving the lushness and fruit, and old world winemaking, yielding pedigree and refinement. As hinted at above, we chose to use a mix of new and once and twice filled French Oak barrels to allow the greatness of the vineyard shine through rather than simply letting the wine hide behind such an oaky fortress as is typical with Chardonnay." - Andrew Murray, Winemaker

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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