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2002 Chardonnay

2002 Chardonnay Reserve Wine Details

Description: 2004 CA State Fair Silver 90 points. French oak aged 100% in Francois Freres barrels and went through 100% malolactic fementation. Creamy lemon meringue and an almond nut nose, with hints of butterscotch this wine has eveything a barrel-fermented Chardonnay should have.

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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