2014 Anderson Valley Chardonnay Reserve – $54
Cases Produced: 33
Vineyard Location: Booneville, CA
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 20% New
Total Acidity: 6.92 g/l
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This rich, opulent Chardonnay is another beauty. It begins with soft star fruit and delicate vanilla. The palate is big, rich and round with ripe citrus fruit and classic minerality. The finish has a big arrival, a rich presence and haunting departure. With textural elegance and shape, this Chard pairs beautifully with crab cakes, salmon or any dish with a cream sauce. Only 33 cases of this rare beauty were produced so it will be gone in the blink of an eye. Get yours today!
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California. Chardonnay dominates not only California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions, but also its hot, dry, bulk-producing areas.
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.
No case discount on this wine.
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