Zd Wines Chardonnay California 2003

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Gold Medal Hilton Head Wine Festival "Springfest" 2005Gold Medal Monterey Wine Competition 2005Going, Going, Gone!!! Produced from grapes grown in California's coolest climates, from as far north as the Carneros to the Arroyo Seco appellation in Monterey, this 2003 ZD Chardonnay has it all! The grapes were harvested at optimal maturities and barrel fermented in 100% American Oak barrels in our state-of-the-art barrel cellar which is kept at 48°F during fermentation. This slow, cool fermentation lasts upwards of 8-10 weeks and helps to preserve the lush tropical and citrus aromas that can sometimes dissipate during more traditional warmer fermentations. No malo-lactic fermentation ensures a perfect balance of forward fruit and crisp acidity. This wine was aged for 10 months in barrel adding a richness and complexity that rounds out this distinctive chardonnay. In the aroma, ripe pineapple, pear and sweet vanilla are accented with subtle notes of lime and orange blossoms. On the palate, this wine is rich, ripe and intense. Lush pineapple, guava and pear integrate beautifully with the sweet, toasty American oak. The balanced acidity and the lingering tropical fruit leads to a wonderful, long fruity finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now and will continue to develop complexity for some time. Enjoy! Chris Pisani, Winemaker Gold Medal Hilton Head Wine Festival "Springfest" 2005Gold Medal Monterey Wine Competition 2005

Gold Medal Hilton Head Wine Festival "Springfest" 2005Gold Medal Monterey Wine Competition 2005Going, Going, Gone!!! Produced from grapes grown in California's coolest climates, from as far north as the Carneros to the Arroyo Seco appellation in Monterey, this 2003 ZD Chardonnay has it all! The grapes were harvested at optimal maturities and barrel fermented in 100% American Oak barrels in our state-of-the-art barrel cellar which is kept at 48°F during fermentation. This slow, cool fermentation lasts upwards of 8-10 weeks and helps to preserve the lush tropical and citrus aromas that can sometimes dissipate during more traditional warmer fermentations. No malo-lactic fermentation ensures a perfect balance of forward fruit and crisp acidity. This wine was aged for 10 months in barrel adding a richness and complexity that rounds out this distinctive chardonnay. In the aroma, ripe pineapple, pear and sweet vanilla are accented with subtle notes of lime and orange blossoms. On the palate, this wine is rich, ripe and intense. Lush pineapple, guava and pear integrate beautifully with the sweet, toasty American oak. The balanced acidity and the lingering tropical fruit leads to a wonderful, long fruity finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now and will continue to develop complexity for some time. Enjoy! Chris Pisani, Winemaker Gold Medal Hilton Head Wine Festival "Springfest" 2005Gold Medal Monterey Wine Competition 2005

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