CHARDONNAY - CALIFORNIA
The story of Chardonnay reads like a great book. The introduction, where this most regal of white varieties was chosen by ancient Kings to be planted in vineyards that had already, in the Middle Ages, been selected as the best sites for planting grapes. Then the climax, where Chardonnay’s success is replicated world-wide, producing the world’s most expensive white wines in the greatest diversity of sites. And now, Book Club, where the mysteries are unraveled and the story concludes with a glass of delicious, vibrant, generously flavored Chardonnay.
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Book Club is a world-class Chardonnay... a wine of refinement and length. Aromas of apple and pear rise from the glass, and like the cover of a book, give the drinker a preview of what is to come. As it hits your palate with its intense orchard fruit and citrus character, and then glides along to its creamy, vanilla crescendo of a finish, the essence of Book Club Chardonnay lingers, letting you taste its seductive fruitiness long after the last sip has been consumed.
Grilled swordfish, Cobb chicken salad, Emmental cheese, lobster, pasta with basil and parmesan cream sauce.
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Chardonnay is the most popular wine in the United States, a lofty position that the grape has held for decades. And, despite it’s track record of success, appreciation for California Chardonnay continues to grow at a steady pace. And why not, given the perfect conditions that the state’s winegrowing region provides to ensure consistency, even ripening and explosive varietal character in every vintage?
As the popularity of wine as an essential beverage has skyrocketed, the American wine drinker is more and more often turning to Chardonnay as their glass of choice. California, with its perfect grapegrowing terroir, is one of the world’s quality leaders in the search for a world-class white wine.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay
WINEMAKING PROCESS: Book Club aims to celebrate this class, breed and tradition of the state’s ability to produce some of the very best examples of Chardonnay grown anywhere in the world. The result is a wine that takes influences from all of the classic styles that California can produce, as a result of the Book Club team’s careful selection of some of the best cool-climate, coastal Chardonnay vineyards in the state.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 7 g/L
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