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Willamette Valley Chardonnay

Willamette Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: Like the vintage, this Chardonnay is big featured, yet sensually round in style. Look for wonderful aromas of pear blossom, citrus-honey, lime with a hint of fresh rosemary sprig. The flavor is a big feature, mouthful of pear, creamed butter, and apple tart dusted with rosemary. The center is soft and supple in structure, while extra juicy all the way through the long finish. In typical Argyle style, a ‘rocky’ mineral seam runs right through all the luscious pear, butter and apple.

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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