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Barrel Select Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Crafted in the sur-lie style & aged in Allier French Oak for 9 months, this barrel select wine is soft and creamy on the palate with true chardonnay character. A wine of finesse with beautiful structure and a lingering oak finish; Its notes of lemon and vanilla coupled with its clean finish make this chardonnay an excellent choice with shellfish, salmon and similar dishes.

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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