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Chardonnay Reserve Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Vintage 2006. The Chardonnay Reserve bursts from the glass with aromas of spicy ripe apples and pears. The palate shows similar flavors -- crisp apples and pears, the spiciness of sur lies aging and a tingle-on-your-tounge finish. The 2003 vintage produced wines of high acidity and the Chardonnay Rsv is no exception. Just over 40% of out total Chardonnay Harvest made it into the Reserve, amounting to just 560 cases.

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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