Gallo of Sonoma Chardonnay 2004

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 83428
  • white wine
  • WN88
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Our 2004 Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay marries the rich full flavors of melon and citrus fruits with a hint of vanilla. The oak aging imparts a luscious mouthfeel with toasty, buttery notes followed by a crisp, clean finish. A delicious complement to almost any meal including grilled chicken, fresh salmon, or lighter pasta dishes.

To ensure that the grapes are gently squeezed and allow the natural fruit character to shine through, a gravity fed, whole cluster press is used for 100% of our Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay. This also eliminates the bitterness that typically results from crusher-destemmers. The juice was primarily barrel fermented, and underwent partial malolactic fermentation, lending it a buttery flavor that complements its crisp, clean finish. After fermentation, 73% of the wine was aged in French, European, and American oak barrels for an average of six months to impart subtle hints of oak flavor.

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The Gallo family tradition in Sonoma County began in the 1930's when Matt and Gina Gallo's grandfather, Julio, recognized the potential of winemaking in Sonoma. The Gallo family now owns eight vineyards in Sonoma County. These vineyards represent a cross-section of Sonoma's diverse micro-climates, thereby adding to the complexity and rich flavors of the award-winning Gallo of...

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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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