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SLO Chard 2003

SLO Chard 2003 Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: One hundred percent Chardonnay sourced from the cool climate, ultra-premium Chamisal Vineyard in the Edna Valley, and from our own historical HMR Estate Vineyard. Both of these vineyards produce stunning, terroir-driven wines. This wine is filled with aromas of citrus lemon and orange, complemented by honeydew melon, light tropical fruits, and hints of toasted oak. The palate is dry and crisp with strong flavors of citrus and a light mineral component.

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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