Sequoia Grove Carneros Chardonnay 1997

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

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Item No. 459
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

In contrast to the small 1996 vintage, 1997 was the largest in the history of California. Traditionally a large vintage in most wine regions of the world would not produce the most intense flavors. However, in 1997 thanks to being in California, this is probably the finest vintage of Chardonnay produced. The fine acidity of the Carneros District makes this a great wine with any type of food or a pleasure by itself.

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Sequoia Grove is located in the prime Rutherford District of the California Napa Valley. Rutherford is renowned for producing some of America's finest quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The 24-acre estate is planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pitit Verdot, Malbec, and Chardonnay vines. These choice vineyards yeilded their first estate bottled Chardonnay in 1980...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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