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Chardonnay

Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: 95% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels. Bottled in May 2007. Released in June 2007. Nose – A fresh and crisp combination of pear notes, backed up by a hint of toasted oak and slight butterscotch on the finish. Taste – The fresh fruit exhibits a good balance and structure. The oak is gentle and complements the fruit. The finish is crisp.Food Pairing – This wine shows classic Chardonnay character and will pair well with poultry or fish.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay:
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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