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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2001 Chardonnay is finally ready for release. This wine is blended from three different vineyards and from four Dijon clones; and has put my patience to the test! The wine was direct-pressed, chilled overnight, then racked to 70% French Oak for 16 months of fermentation and aging sur lie. The 2001 Chardonnay carries a brilliant golden hue, vibrant fruit, and a well-integrated combination of creamy texture and crisp acid balance. The wine has amazing depth and weight and boasts constant balance of fruit, oak and acid. Its long lingering finish is reminiscent of a Puligny Montrachet. Drink our Chardonnay now and cellar for 3 to 5 years. This wine will pair well with all seafood, fowl, and salads. We particularly like to serve it with epouisse - a soft creamy Burgundian cow's milk cheese.

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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