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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $22.99 per bottle

Description: The Chardonnay grapes were estate-grown on Stone Cottage Cellars’ Paonia, Colorado, vineyard, and harvested in mid-October. This wine was barrel-fermented, aged in French oak, and bottled in August 2004. Enjoy the fine structure, crisp acidity and green apple/citrus flavors followed by a long vanilla finish. Try this wine with lighter cuisine and salads, a Caesar salad, marinated chicken, salmon, and sharp cheddar cheese.

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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