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99 Vines Chardonnay

There are certainly regional differences in Chardonnays produced in the USA but the paramount definer of any individual wine is the intent of the winemaker. The delicacy of chardonnay offers a canvas onto which a winemaker can impress a wide variety of fragrances and flavours through the vinification techniques he chooses. I describe first the core fragrances and flavours then the most common nuances associated with these wines as they are made in America. Fragrances of the grape are apple and apple blossom, citrics but most often lemon and floral notes especially acacia. Winemakers can and do often impart vanilla, butter, which give a sense of intensity, and peanut brittle. The core flavours are apple again, pear, fig, melons and, once again, citrics most often grapefruit or lemon though here is mostly zest not juice. The winemaking can add texture and creaminess building the wine’s richness.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Apple Valley #3 - 157th St W
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Dennis Brothers Liquor
Cottage Grove
651-458-8932

Coborn's - Hastings
Hastings
952-346-1002

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Cash Wise Liquor - St Michael
Saint Michael
763-497-0659

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

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