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Chardonnay, Handley Vineyard Dry Creek Valley

Chardonnay, Handley Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Wine Details
Price: $18.70 per bottle

Description: With aromas of pears, pineapples, and orange blossoms, this Chardonnay is silky on the palate with forward flavors of tangerines and cream. Subtle oak and spice add depth and complexity. The flavors of the Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay complement foods but will not overwhelm them. Try it with green papaya salad or with a mild Thai seafood soup.

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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