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Napa Valley Chardonnay

Napa Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $19.99 per bottle

Description: “In the 2001 Napa Valley Chardonnay, I think the delicious rich fruit and toasty oak notes are beautifully integrated-you can’t tell where one component begins or ends because it has such good balance. Bright and lively, apple, pear, pineapple and citrus aromas are surrounded by sweet vanilla and nutty aromas. These characteristics lead into a full mouth of caramel-apple and tropical fruit flavors with a cohesive body that carries everything into a long, luscious finish. A quintessential Napa Valley Chardonnay.” - Laurie Hook, 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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