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Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay

Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Sleepy Hollow has often been described as exhibiting citrus, white flowers and wet stones on the palate. With good underlying acidity and a persistent lengthy finish that should drink well over several years. I tend to agree with this assessment however I would add that this wine offers an increased richness that is not usually seen until it has had three years of bottle age. There is an added tropical fruit note and a creamier finish.

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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