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Crew Wine Company Chardonnay Matchbook Old Head 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

To showcase the wine's rich Chardonnay character, we aged it for eight months in "Old Heads" - barrels that have been used for a past vintage, so there is less oak extraction and more of the beautiful, bright flavors of the grape. Matchbook Chardonnay is more European in style in that the oak levels are restrained, alcohols are reduced and the wine is fermented dry. The Chardonnay from the Matchbook Vineyard adds tropical fruit aromas and flavors; the barrel fermentation contributes creamy, honey flavors and roundness to the texture. The Russian River Valley fruit adds casaba melon, Pippen apple flavors and slatey mineral undertones. The Viognier adds lovely honeysuckle aromas and the tiny touch of fruit sweetness that makes this wine so appealing.

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External Reviews for Crew Wine Company Chardonnay Matchbook Old Head

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle



To showcase the wine's rich Chardonnay character, we aged it for eight months in "Old Heads" - barrels that have been used for a past vintage, so there is less oak extraction and more of the beautiful, bright flavors of the grape. Matchbook Chardonnay is more European in style in that the oak levels are restrained, alcohols are reduced and the wine is fermented dry. The Chardonnay from the Matchbook Vineyard adds tropical fruit aromas and flavors; the barrel fermentation contributes creamy, honey flavors and roundness to the texture. The Russian River Valley fruit adds casaba melon, Pippen apple flavors and slatey mineral undertones. The Viognier adds lovely honeysuckle aromas and the tiny touch of fruit sweetness that makes this wine so appealing.

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