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Wölffer Estate ion Chardonnay

Wölffer Estate Selection Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: Bright, golden yellow in color, this is a luscious Chardonnay, graceful and harmonious in a traditional Burgundian style. The nose shows rich, lush aromas of pears and ripe pineapple with a classic mineral and toasty note. On the palate, layers of fruit flavors pair with hints of butterscotch, toasted oak, and a yeasty note of fine lees, adding to the wine’s complexity. The wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel, balanced by bright, elegant acidity and a vanilla note that leads into the long finish. This vintage’s excellent aging potential reminds winemaker Roman Roth of the remarkable 1995 Estate Selection Chardonnay, which is still continuing to evolve beautifully.

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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