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Dom. St. George STG Chalk Hill Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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    Winemaker Bob Fredson sources STG Chardonnay from a small viticultural Area that is virtually synonymous with """"Chardonnay."""" Chalk Hill is a subappellation of some 1000 acres within the Russian River Valley. Chardonnay, the predominant grape here, is rooted in well-drained white souls which derive their color from volcanic ash, not chalk as once thought. The summer fog and cool nights are especially conductive to full development of Chardonnay character.

    All the grapes for STG Chalk Hill Chardonnay were harvested by hand from a single vineyard. The wine was fermented in 60-gallon barrels and remained in the barrels from several weeks to add complexity; 80% of the wine then underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in barrel sur lie for six months before being filtered and placed in new oak barrels for additional maturing. The wine has distinctly fruity aromas, creamy texture and full body, with attractive oak complexity.

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    Domaine St. George, Sonoma County, California
    The Domaine Saint George vineyards date back to 1928, when Giovanni Cambiaso found an ideal tract of land in Sonoma County above the Russian River and planted a vineyard. Since then the soils and microclimates of Sonoma County have been discovered to offer ideal growing conditions for premium wine grapesThe Cambiaso Winery, founded in 1934, was renamed the Domaine Saint George Winery in 1986 following the introduction and extraordinary popularity of that brand. The vineyards were replanted in 1995 to select clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In outstanding vintages, an estate-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from the "home" vineyard, a wine that typically sells out upon release. The 1994 vintage of this STG Russian River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was named "The Best Red Wine of the Year" by the noted syndicated wine writer Jerry D. Mead. The vineyards at Domaine Saint George have a history which parallels that of Sonoma County as a source of world-class varietal wines.
    SOU44746_1998 Item# 13007