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Highway Chardonnay 2005

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Cycling has been a part of European culture since the early 1800's - much as wine has a long heritage and history throughout Europe. Cycling and wine have also developed a unique cultural dynamic here in California. This we celebrate with our Z Cycliste Wines.Hunter Ziesing, Founder, ZTeaM CyclingThis medium bodied Chardonnay is rich in varietal fruit. Harvested 100% in Sonoma Valley and aged extensively in neutral French oak, this wine is characteristically lush with an elegant finish. Michael Sebastiani, WinemakerAs an added courtesy please note that UPS Ground Shipping is included in the price. Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge.

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Highway 12 Vineyards and Winery:
The Highway 12 corridor is home to dozens of world class vineyards and from the best of those come the grapes for our Highway 12 wines. We’re proud to list among our growers the near legendary Serres Ranch. John Serres, owner and patriarch, is one of the few remaining real Sonoma cowboys. John best evaluates his vineyards on horseback where he can be close to the vines and better assess the health and quality of the grapes.

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03/23/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Gold Series selection. The lush Highway 12 2005 Chardonnay was exclusively produced from the Carneros region of Sonoma Valley, which is one of the coolest areas in Sonoma County and is known as a prime location for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Of all the noble grapes, Chardonnay is among the best at reflecting its terroir of origin, making vineyard selection critical in order to display the grace and style Chardonnay can offer. A wine with an extremely limited production, the 2005 Chardonnay is a Gold Medal Wine Club Special Selection! This wine is marked by smoothness and elegance with typical citrus qualities, good acidity, and minerality. Fermenting in stainless steal promotes vibrancy with ripe, bright citrus fruit flavors that are noticeable on the palate. Winemaker Michael Sebastiani produced the Chardonnay with partial malolactic fermentation, allowing the wine to be enriched with fuller fruit flavors and a smoother texture. Try pairing the Highway 12 2005 Chardonnay with rich poulty, seafood, and pork with cream and butter sauces. 100% Chardonnay. Enjoy now until 2010.


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11/21/2008

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club-Gold Series selection for December '08. The lush Highway 12 2005 Chardonnay was exclusively produced from the Carneros region of Sonoma Valley, which is one of the coolest areas in Sonoma County and is known as a prime location for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Of all the noble grapes, Chardonnay is among the best at reflecting its terroir of origin, making vineyard selection critical in order to display the grace and style Chardonnay can offer. A wine with an extremely limited production, the 2005 Chardonnay is a Gold Medal Wine Club Special Selection! This wine is marked by smoothness and elegance with typical citrus qualities, good acidity, and minerality. Fermenting in stainless steal promotes vibrancy with ripe, bright citrus fruit flavors that are noticeable on the palate. Winemaker Michael Sebastiani produced the Chardonnay with partial malolactic fermentation, allowing the wine to be enriched with fuller fruit flavors and a smoother texture. Try pairing the Highway 12 2005 Chardonnay with rich poulty, seafood, and pork with cream and butter sauces. 100% Chardonnay. Enjoy now until 2010. Go here to get more information about the winery, http://www.goldmedalwine.com/newsletters/gold_series/newsletter_151.php



Cycling has been a part of European culture since the early 1800's - much as wine has a long heritage and history throughout Europe. Cycling and wine have also developed a unique cultural dynamic here in California. This we celebrate with our Z Cycliste Wines.Hunter Ziesing, Founder, ZTeaM CyclingThis medium bodied Chardonnay is rich in varietal fruit. Harvested 100% in Sonoma Valley and aged extensively in neutral French oak, this wine is characteristically lush with an elegant finish. Michael Sebastiani, WinemakerAs an added courtesy please note that UPS Ground Shipping is included in the price. Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge.

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