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Indian Wells Chardonnay

Indian Wells Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $17.99 per bottle

Description: “The warmth of the Wahluke Slope consistently produces Chardonnays with an appealing tropical fruit character. The 2005 Indian Wells Chard is no exception. The wine delivers pineapple and mango aromas along with hints of fresh red apples and ripe apricots. The 2005 version has slightly better acidity than previous vintages and gives the wine a nice crisp balance to go along with the tropical characters. A perfect wine with scallops, scampi or pasta with slightly richer sauces.” -Bob Bertheau, Winemaker

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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