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Meriwether Vineyard Chardonnay

Meriwether Vineyard Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: This is an exciting new wine from Rappahannock Cellars. 100% Chardonnay, 100% stainless steel fermented, no malolactic fermentation, and a touch of flintiness, make this wine reminiscent of Chablis, but without the Burgundian “funk.” Tons of bright fruit on the nose and palate, great Chardonnay character, and hints of tangerine, loquat, and Asian pear on the nose. The palate yields well-balanced acidity to end with a pleasantly crisp finish. Pair with a butter leaf lettuce, chilled lobster, and grapefruit, salad.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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