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2003 Chardonnay, Clos d’Abundance

2003 Chardonnay, Clos d’Abundance Wine Details

Description: Russian River Valley, the darling appellation of Sonoma County. With her misty mornings, sunny afternoon laughter, and sensually cool evenings, she coaxes the most flavors from the golden grapes gently squeezed into this bottle. As noble as a Russian Prince and as delightful as a French courtesan, our Chardonnay is sure to please all.

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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