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Estate White

Estate White Wine Details
Price: $10.00 per bottle

Description: This 100% vinifera blending of Rieslings, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris has resulted in a perfect balance of the best characteristics from each of the wines. Riesling fruits, with a delicate touch of oak in the nose, are enhanced by an overlay of full-bodied complexity from the Chardonnay and finished with a crisp, smooth dryness from the Pinot Gris. A very good all-round, flexible drinking wine. Appropriate foods: Serve with hors d’oeuvres, fish and meats of all kinds, spicy foods and cheeses with distinctive flavors

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.
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of


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