Fritz Cellars Shop Block Chardonnay 1997

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 17381
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

Shop Block Vineyard at Dutton Ranch is perhaps the most famous vineyard in all of Sonoma County due to it being the first Chardonnay vineyard planted in Sonoma County. The chardonnay clone is the highly prized Old Wente Clone which features tiny grape clusters, small berries and extremely complex intense fruit. Our 1997 Shop Block is a brilliant wine with deep silky and buttery tones. It's rich with lemon, citrus and melon flavors with creamy vanilla and sweet clover. This elegant treasure is one that is loaded with layer upon layer of graceful, luscious flavors. The finish is toasty and lingers seductively on the palate. This is definitely for those who like to savor and contemplate the finer things in life.

Learn About Fritz Cellars

Guided by his vision of creating a small family winery specializing in handcrafted, limited-edition, wines, Arthur Jay Fritz built a radically designed subterranean facility high upon a hill in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. With offerings from both the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys, Fritz is particularly distinguished for their vineyard designated...

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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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