The Light Grape Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

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Item No. 127443
Alcohol By Volume: 8.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Golden straw colors. Aromas of baked apples, touch of pineapple/tropical fruit, element of zesty citrus on the nose. On the palate, green apple, pastry, light body with vibrant acidity and abundant fruit, slight hint of creamy oak reminiscent of crème brulée. Bright with flavors of tropical fruit. The refreshing acidity keeps these extraordinary flavors juicy and light with a smooth finish.

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low alcohol - Saint Paul, MN (read all my reviews)

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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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