Belvedere Alexander Valley Chardonnay 1997

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 5510
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

Belvedere's vineyards in Alexander Valley yield Chardonnay with notable aromas and flavors of pear and apple. The 1996 Alexander Valley Chardonnay underwent 100% barrel and malolactic fermentation. It was sur lie aged for 10 months in American and French oak barrels, stirring occasionally to mix the lees and wine, which results in deeply, rich, complex flavors. Abundant, toasty oak and spice components characterize this wine and complement the fragrant varietal fruit complexities. A long, smooth, lingering finish is highlighted by attractive buttery flavors.

Learn About Belvedere

Belvedere is a friendly, family owned winery specializing in artisanal wines from exceptional northern Sonoma vineyars. All vineyards are located within fifteen minutes of the winery increasing their personal vineyard management. Sites include Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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