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Chardonnay, Conner Lee Vineyard

Chardonnay, Conner Lee Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Ripe peach, pear and fresh pineapple aromas repeat on the palate and combine with a creamy mouth feel to give this wine a rich, concentrated impression, balanced acids produce a finish with generous length. Vintage: The Columbia Valley’s vintages are remarkably consistent. Summers are long and dry, autumn temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night allowing the grapes to retain their natural acidity. The 2003 vintage was no exception. It was a banner year and is most notable for its warm temperatures and high overall heat accumulation that produced wines with ripe fruit character.

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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