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Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2018

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

Plaza Discount Liquor
Alexandria
320-762-1716

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
952-890-4000

Lunds & Byerlys - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-892-5600

Blue Max
Burnsville
952-432-3350

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Lunds & Byerlys - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-474-1298

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-724-8818

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Grand Marais Municipal
Grand Marais
218-387-1630

Lakeville # 1 - Heritage Dr
Lakeville
952-985-4910

Lakeville # 3 - Galaxie
Lakeville
952-985-4930

Lakeville # 4 - Kenrick
Lakeville
952-985-4940

Mendota Liquor Barrel
Mendota Heights
651-687-9252

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

Haskell's - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
612-333-2434

Greenway Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-3727

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Liquor Barrel - New Brighton
New Brighton
651-636-8334

Liquor Time Llc
Oak Park Heights
651-439-4404

Lunds & Byerlys - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-268-1624

Princeton Off Sale Liquor
Princeton
763-389-3613

Richfield # 2 - Cedar
Richfield
612-861-9370

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

The Wine Shop - Nicholas Barth
Saint Cloud
320-251-7733

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Westwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-544-7878

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Marshall Liquors
Saint Paul
651-642-1891

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Perrier - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-227-6563

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

International Wines & Liquors
Saint Paul
651-690-5471

Market Place Liquor
Savage
952-440-9860

Haskell's - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-439-3399

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

Cub Liquor - West Stp
West Saint Paul
651-457-3731

Cellars - Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-426-1028

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
301-795-1000

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