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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2006 Chardonnay is a blend composed of 93% Chardonnay and 7% Viognier. 100% of the grapes were grown on the Mont Sec Vineyard (Far West Texas). A portion (approximately 5%) of the wine is fermented in our small French oak barrels, left in contact with primary lees (sur lie) for 120 days after fermentation. The balance of the wine (approximately 95%) being cold fermented to elevate the fruit character of the grapes. Roughly 5% of this wine (the oak portion) has completed malo-lactic fermentation further contributing to it's character and texture.

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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