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Chardonnay Chamisal Vineyards

Chardonnay Chamisal Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The Edna Valley achieved recognition as a distinctive appellation with the planting of its first vineyard, "Chamisal," (Spanish for chestnut flower) in 1972. This cool, coastal site offers an ideal mineral rich terroir to Burgundian grape varieties. This legendary vineyard was replanted in the mid 90s to an array of chardonnay clones that fully express authentic varietal character and the extraordinary growing conditions. Emphasis on modern genetic chardonnay clones, mineral rich soils and a cool coastal Pacific site contribute to a maximum expression of grape purity. The Central Coast pedigree of this wine wears its persona on its sleeve - tropical aromatics and hints of bread leavening aromas lead to a bright and lively palate of grapefruit and apricot flavors.

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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