ZD Wines Chardonnay 2004

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 89609
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were harvested at optimal maturities and barrel fermented in 100% American Oak barrels in ZD's state-of-the-art cellar, which is kept at a cool 48°F during fermentation. This slow, cold fermentation lasts upwards of 8-10 weeks, and helps preserve the lush tropical and citrus aromas that can dissipate during more traditional warmer fermentations. No malo-lactic fermentation ensures a perfect balance of forward fruit and crisp acidity. Aged for 10 months in barrel adds a richness and complexity that rounds out this distinctive chardonnay. With aromas of sweet pineapple, vanilla, pear and lemon zest, this wine exudes richness. Full bodied on the palate, pineapple, pear and sweet vanilla predominate, with a rich creamy mouth-feel that is perfectly balanced with the natural acidity.

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ZD Winery began as a partnership of two aerospace engineers whose initials formed the name of the winery: Norman de Leuze and Gino Zepponi. In 1968 they rented a small farm building in the Carneros region of Sonoma County; theirs was the first new winery permit issued in Sonoma County for nearly 20 years. ZD's 1969 Pinot Noir carries the historical significance of being the first...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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Winemaker's Notes The grapes for this wine were grown in the cool southern end of Napa Valley. In ZD's traditional ...
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