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Chardonnay grapes grown on the cool-climate Carneros Estate vineyard underwent traditional European winemaking practi...Read more...
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This wine's fresh scents of Granny Smith apples and juicy flavors of pear follow a clean, simple line. There's an orange-citrus note to balance the... Read more
There's some verve and snap to the layered citrus flavors of this chardonnay. It has the fleshiness of lemon pulp and a sharper note of preserved l... Read more
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This wine's fresh scents of Granny Smith apples and juicy flavors of pear follow a clean, simple line. There's an orange-citrus note to balance the roundness of the fruit, a wine with finesse - and without heat. Serve it with plump sea scallops on a bed of braised leeks.
Chardonnay grapes grown on the cool-climate Carneros Estate vineyard underwent traditional European winemaking practices of barrel fermentation and aging on the lees ("sur-lie"). Additional complexity was contributed by Chardonnay grown on the Sangiacomo Ricci Iund Cornerstones Smith and Wood Valley vineyards. The result is a wine with the powerful elegance of the finest white Burgundy. It has a ripe spicy tropical bouquet with flavors that suggest citrus pear and apple-butter. Well-balanced acidity gives it a crisp clean finish making it an excellent wine with food. Try it with cream soups seafood fowl veal and pasta dishes.. VINEYARDS: 42% Schug Estate; 25% Ricci; 13% Cornerstones; 9% Sangiacomo; 5% Iund; 4% Smith; 2% Wood Valley APPELLATION: Carneros HARVEST DATES: September 4th through October 5th 2007 SUGAR AT HARVEST: 23.9 degrees Brix average FERMENTATION: 100% barrel fermented AGING / COOPERAGE: Aged "sur-lie" for 8 months; 22% new medium toast French "Allier" oak barrels ALCOHOL: 14.0% by volume ACIDITY: TA = TA = 0.74 g/100ml; pH = 3.41 PRODUCTION: 5178 cases (12 x 750ml) RELEASE DATE: September 1st 2008
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