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Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Clearly the world’s most popular white wine variety, everyone seems to have a style they like best. Our Chardonnay is sourced in the Sonoma Coast appellation of California. We have chosen a style that fits with the overall Silver Moon profile of quality and value. Forward fruit aromas and flavors of Granny Smith apples and notes of citrus both combine to make a wine that is both easy to drink and makes a great match with foods that everyone enjoys. Try with sautéed, baked or grilled salmon or other firm fish; a Wisconsin fish boil; the hearty flavors of a roast turkey dinner and the cheese and fruit plate after. Delicious.

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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