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Morning Fog Chardonnay

Morning Fog Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $12.95 per bottle

Description: This former winner of a "BEST of SHOW" at the 2006 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, and is created from single lots of grapes carefully tended in the Wente Family vineyards to achieve the fullest development of varietal flavor. The 2006 Morning Fog Chardonnay has ripe apple and pear from the Livermore Valley vineyards are blended with tropical pineapple and citrus from the Arroyo Seco vineyards. The wine is further enhanced through barrel aging for additional complexity and slight oak and vanilla flavors. Our 2006 Chardonnay is balanced and has a pleasant finish.

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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