Clos du Bois Flintwood Vineyard Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 82790
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Winemaker's Notes

The Flintwood vineyards consist of multiple blocks located in the lower end of Dry Creek Valley. While average daily temperatures in Dry Creek are relatively warm, the Flintwood Vineyards are shadowed by the hills in the early and later parts of the growing season, and are subject to the cooling winds and morning fog influences of the Russian River Valley. This climate gives our Flintwood Chardonnay fruit lean characteristics with a hint of minerals. Comprised of 100% Chardonnay, Flintwood is fermented in heavily toasted French oak barrels. A portion of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation and the wine is barrel aged on the lees. Flintwood is bottle aged before release, allowing the complexity of this very dry Chardonnay to fully develop. The resulting Chardonnay tends to be more steely than that of the Alexander Valley. The Flintwood fruit contributes hints of minerals, while winemaking technique imparts butterscotch flavors and spicy oak overtones.

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When Clos du Bois was founded in 1974, Sonoma County was better known for its prunes, walnuts and dairy farms than for its wine grapes. With more soil types than France, Founder Frank Woods recognized the potential of Sonoma County as a world-class wine growing region, and it is here in Sonoma's Alexander Valley where Clos du Bois has been making outstanding wines for more than...

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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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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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