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Chardonnay Barrel Select Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Deep, brilliant straw robe! The aromas reveals of grapefruit and citrus note. A lean entry leads to a rich, full-bodied Palate with constant acidity. This chardonnay's true character lays in its intensity and flavor, as well as it is lengthy, Well-balanced finish. Winemaker's Note: Only six barrels select from the harvest! It is the best chardonnay produced by Gruet. Amazing rich complexity and finesse with juicy pear, grapefruit and hazelnut aromas leaving a nice note of oak in a long finish. - SOLD OUT

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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