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2Richard Partridge Chardonnay, Napa Valley005 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

2Richard Partridge Chardonnay, Napa Valley005 Chardonnay, Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: A delicate golden color, floral and tropical flavors, and a glint of minerality make this Chardonnay complex and inviting, yet elegant and refined. Aromas of honeysuckle, spiced pear, lechee, lemon meringue, and orange blossoms fill the nose. Pineapple, apricot, and honeydew melon flavors surround a core of lemon zest and green apple. A stylistic vein of minerality and spice flutter through the back of the palate rounding out this well balanced Chardonnay.

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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