Gallo of Sonoma Estate Chardonnay 1997

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 45168
  • white wine
  • WE91
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Winemaker's Notes

First planted by Andrew Frei in the late 1800's, our Laguna Vineyard has been the source for all vintages of our Estate Chardonnay since the first bottling in 1991.

It is located in the cool, Region I benchlands of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. Soils here are a combination of gravelly loam and sandy loam, referred to as "Sebastopol" series, forcing the vines to be thrifty and further concentrating their cool climate fruit character.

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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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