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 practically every country in the wine producing world grows it, Chardonnay from its?Burgundian?homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. As far as cellar potential, white Burgundy rivals the world?s other age-worthy whites like Riesling or botrytized Semillon.?California?is Chardonnay?s second most important home, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia and South America are also significant producers of Chardonnay.
Briary, leathery aromas are supported by ample berry fruit on the nose of this slightly choppy Cabernet. Notes of char and minty are as prominent as berry-fruit flavors, while the tannic grib and peppery heat push to the finish.