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Vineyard Character: We are delighted to be working with fruit from this extraordinary site in the southwestern part of the Sonoma Valley. The 2006 DURELL VINEYARD Sonoma Valley Chardonnay was crafted from a Hyde-Wente selection of Chardonnay and was fermented with indigenous yeast. Meticulously farmed, this vineyard consistently produces extremely low yields. As a result, concentration and beautiful texture are the hallmarks of this rocky site. Tasting Notes: The 2006 DURELL VINEYARD Sonoma Valley Chardonnay offers a more sleek and sophisticated incarnation of this bottling than in previous vintages. Displaying lithe elements from the cooler side of the fruit spectrum, it delivers enticing fresh fruit and lemon blossom aromatics, followed by crisp flavors of Pippin apple, pear and lemon cream. Distinguished by its cleansing acidity and its natural minerality, this vibrant Chardonnay offers a harmonious blend of intense components and an extraordinary finish. Winemaking: 100% Chardonnay fruit; Whole cluster pressed; 100% indigenous (wild) yeast fermentation; Sur lie aged with weekly stirring; 100% malo-lactic fermentation in barrel; 45% new Burgundian French oak barrels; Bottled without filtration
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