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Columbia Valley Chardonnay

Columbia Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Chardonnay combines fruit from around the Columbia Valley. Blending allows us to capture unique nuances from around our growing region and bring them together in one exemplary wine. Clove and pineapple aromas lead to subtle honeysuckle flavors. Gentle stirring of the lees, barrel aging and malolactic fermentation all contribute to the wine’s round mouthfeel and smooth finish.

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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