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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $10.00 per bottle

Description: trained creamy pear, pineapple, and lime peel on the nose, with a burnished-smooth texture verging on the shockingly sensual, this is another Deep Creek Chard for the Francophile, rather than the Californiac. Easy on the oak. Blaring fruit cocktail flavors lacking. Wild yeast fermentation. Traditional Burgundian sur lie aging. Unfiltered. Pretty to look at, polite at the table, irresistibly tasteful. A blend of 65% Chardonnay with relatively old-vine Seyval, and - yes - a dash of apple.

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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