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Estancia Chardonnay

Estancia Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 vintage is golden straw in color with aromas of ripe pear, fig and Golden Delicious Apple, which are accented by hints of citrus, hazelnut, caramel and vanillin. Notes of pear, Key Lime pie and a dollop of lemon custard flavors mingle with subtle nuances of toasty oak lead to a lingering creamy 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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