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Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $21.99 per bottle

Description: “The Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay is fresh, vibrant and elegant. This wine is all about the "Canoe Ridge" style of Chard; fruit forward aromas of melon and gala apples on the nose lead to a creamy yet delicate palate. The finish is elegant and refined with light spice notes, which are a result of the restrained French oak treatment.” 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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