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Carneros Chardonnay

Carneros Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: The Carneros region's cool nights and warm days, tempered by morning fog, creates an ideal climate to develop Chardonnay fruit which delivers elegance and complexity. Our Peter Mondavi Family Carneros Chardonnay was fermented in small French oak barrels (21% new for six months) and stainless steel tanks giving the wine an aroma of brown sugar and tropical fruit.

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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