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Chardonnay Select Wine Details
Price: $19.99 per bottle

Description: The 2002 Select has aromas of fruit and oak, with a hint of vanilla. Nicely balanced, the wine is soft, dry, and full-bodied. The pleasand acidity and lingering finsh make this a wonderful wine with Fall foods, such as, turkey, stuffing and squash. The select is produced primarily from the oldest of the Chardonnay grapes, which were planted in 1983. 100% barrel fermented and aged in French oak Approximately 160 cases produced.

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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