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Chalk Hill Estate Bottled Chardonnay

Chalk Hill Estate Bottled Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $42.00 per bottle

Description: The 2000 Chalk Hill Chardonnay features a complex panorama of flavors, including lime, red and yellow apple, tangerine and quince, all overlain with the minerality that suffuses the estate’s white fruit. The wine’s creamy entry leads to a concentrated core of sweet fruit, and its elegant length and assertive textures guarantee excellent ageability. The richness and weight of the wine will allow an immense range of food pairings, from the traditional delicate fish and vegetable dishes to more adventurous pairings with roasted meats.

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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