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Hollywood and Vine Cellars 2480 Chardonnay 2013

    750ML / 14.5% ABV
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    750ML / 14.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    This intensely floral Chardonnay displays light, ethereal notes of jasmine and apple blossom, supported by ripe apricot and pear, with base notes of vanilla and just a touch of creamy butterscotch from the light contribution of French Oak. The natural acidity adds a sense of freshness to both the aromas and the flavors and provides a counterpoint to the ripe fruit notes. Very slightly more expansive and broader on the mid-palate than previous vintages, the finish lingers nicely with notes of fresh pear and pineapple.

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    Doug Barr’s career as a producer of movies and television took on a new direction about 10 years ago – towards producing exceptional wines from Napa. Along with winemaker, Celia Welch (Lindstrom, Corra) and business partner Bruce Orosz, the trio blasted onto the scene with small productions of epic wines. "2480" appears boldly on every bottle, and has become synonymous with the winery name. A wonderful non-ML Chardonnay accompanies the Cabernet, sourced from some of the most sought after vineyards in Napa. These are a pair of wines to not miss, as production is small and the rewards remarkable!
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    One of the world's most highly regarded regions for wine production as well as tourism, the Napa Valley was responsible for bringing worldwide recognition to California winemaking. In the 1960s, a few key wine families settled the area and hedged their bets on the valley's world-class winemaking potential—and they were right.

    The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980s, when producers scooped up vineyard lands and planted vines throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, and today Napa is home to hundreds of producers ranging from boutique to corporate. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux blends. Napa whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

    Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that claim specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil. Farthest south and coolest from the influence of the San Pablo Bay is Carneros, followed by Coombsville to its northeast and then Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford. Above those are the warm St. Helena and the valley's newest and hottest AVA, Calistoga. These areas follow the valley floor and are known generally for creating rich, dense, complex and smooth reds with good aging potential. The mountain sub appellations, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs, include Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Chiles Valley (farther east), Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain District and Diamond Mountain District. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from a lot of time in the bottle to evolve and soften.

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    One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

    MSW30125853_2013 Item# 154547

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