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Chardonnay, Alexander Valley, Vintage

Chardonnay, Alexander Valley, Vintage Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: Fruit-forward, lively and intense. A pale straw color, this wine’s lifted aromas of pear and fig are rounded out by a touch of creamy vanilla. On the palate, these same characters are amplified and intensified, and harmonize with balanced oak. The palate is initially rounded; its fruit flavors give way to a welcome crispness and a cleansing, fruit-forward finish. The wine’s balance makes it a food-friendly complement to a wide variety of dishes, including Virginia Crab Cakes and Sea Bass with a cream-based sauce.

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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