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Proprietors' Grand Chardonnay

Proprietors' Grand Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Our 2004 Grand Reserve Chardonnay was aged for 8 - 10 months in premium 1 & 2 year old French oak barrels after undergoing complete malolactic fermentation. Luminous gold in colour, this elegant wine is beautifully structured and displays alluring aromas of full tropical fruit with hints of green apple and toasted oak. Accentuated by a rich, creamy butterscotch finish, the ripe flavours of citrus and white peach perfectly integrate with the bright, crisp acidity. - Tom Seaver, 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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