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Russian River Chardonnay

Russian River Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: A very small crop, coupled with an even growing season, these twenty five year old vines produced fruit with intense pear and green apple aromas as well as flavors of melon, citrus and vanilla. This wine is quite well balanced, with a distinct mineral quality. 120 cases produced.

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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