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Chardonnay Estate Bottled

Chardonnay Estate Bottled Reserve Wine Details
Price: $15.99 per bottle

Description: The balance between the subtle acidity and smokey textures imparted by the French oak gives this wine a light creamy taste. With nuances of Toasty oak and vanilla, this wine is both smooth and mouth filling. It has a long finish, with a hint of ripe fruit and spice. Pairs well with seafood and most light fare.

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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