Wines 4 Cures 4 Her Chardonnay 2009
4 Her is a brand built to raise funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). To learn more about how the foundation is helping fight Breast Cancer with early detection, visit www.nbcf.org
Wines 4 Cures began its' first project with the development of a wine for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, aptly named the 65 Roses. Quickly, other foundation projects that touched the lives of the Wines 4 Cures team were added including Make a Wish, Team Fox, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
California’s most praised white wine, Chardonnay is also the state’s most planted white grape variety. Diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredible range of wine styles.
Chardonnay planted in the cooler, coastal zones takes on bright characteristics like lemon zest, key lime, green apple and wet flint. For this style, look to the chilly Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands and Edna Valley.
The inland zones of California’s coast, such as the Russian River, Sonoma, Napa and Livermore Valleys maintain a more Goldilocks-esque climate where both styles go. Early picking retains acidity and creates a leaner style but leaving the grapes to hang creates an approachable Chardonnay, balancing richness and finesse.