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Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Madroña Reserve Chardonnay is a full-bodied, creamy wine, with lots of toasty oak. Partial barrel fermentation in only the sweetest of French oak is neatly married with cool tank fermented Chardonnay, both of which are aged "sur lie" until close to bottling. A partial malolactic fermentation softens the palate adding a creaminess to the mouthfeel and making this a more age-worthy Chardonnay than its lighter style counterparts.

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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