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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $22.95 per bottle

Description: The Wall Street Journal calls this white wine "a possible contender for a double gold medal in competition". These Chardonnay grapes come from Arizona's own Dos Cabesas vineyard. This wine has a flinty/mineral nose of green apple and pear. The mouth feel is full and round with a nice crisp acidity. A long finish with hints of butter, a Sauvignon Blanc like grassiness, marzipan and a touch of woody vanilla leave a pleasant memory on the tongue.

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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