RH Phillips Toasted Head Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from California

Price: $16.99
Item No. 42633
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Winemaker's Notes

Taste Bright tangerine and pear fruit aromas are highlighted by clove and nutmeg. This medium-bodied wine has a crisp acidity and long finish, with pear and toasty butterscotch oak flavors, and creamy texture. Vintage An excellent, if uneventful year, the 2000 vintage began with a mild, rainy winter followed by spring weather that commenced in February. Days were temperate and there was very little wind, perfect conditions for bloom and fruit set. Summertime highs held steady in the mid-nineties range, with nights in the upper fifties. Mild weather during harvest provided optimal picking conditions. Harvest began on August 24, with Brix between 23.5 degrees to 25 degrees F.

Learn About RH Phillips

In 1973 Karl and John Giguiere (along with John's wife Lane) went home to the Dunnigan Hills farm they grew up on to settle down to the idyll life on the family wheat and sheep operation. The charm of being shepherds quickly wore off when the three discovered that sheep use almost zero percent of their brains. The sheep were fired. In 1981, they planted 10 acres of Sauvignon Blanc...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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