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Ethos Chardonnay

Ethos Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $29.99 per bottle

Description: “As the pinnacle of Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay, my vision for Ethos is old world complexity and elegance with concentrated Washington fruit. Sourced predominately from our vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate, the 2004 Ethos shows the delicacy of Canoe Ridge Estate fruit, but with complexity from the natural fermentation. This Chard exhibits intriguing citrus, floral and mineral notes, which give way to an elegant, refined wine with an easy finish.” -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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