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Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Valley Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Pleasing aromas of melon and mango are found on the nose of this Chardonnay. A rich entry starts the palate with flavors of pineapple, honeydew melon and honey. The wine is mouth-coating with a note of almond oil, and finishes with a pleasing minerality.

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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