2011 Grgich Hills, Chardonnay, Napa Valley

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Press and Tasting Notes

Concentrated and balanced, this chardonnay begins with a seductive bouquet of pineapple and jasmine, followed on the palate by white peaches, minerality and a hint of nuttiness. There is no malolactic fermentation giving this Chardonnay sufficient crispness and acidity to balance the wine's concentrated fruit and to pair well with food.

Varietal

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape grown throughout the world.  The most prized Chardonnay growing regions are Burgundy, Champagne and California.  The Chardonnays of Burgundy tend to produce dry, elegant wines wit ... Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »