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98 Reserve Chardonnay Paragon97 Cabernet Sauvignon Vinas del Sol

97 Chardonnay Bien Nacido
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97 Chardonnay Bien Nacido

Price per Unit (piece): $42.00

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Wine Spectator score of 91

The 1997 Chardonnay, Bien Nacido Vineyard, has notes of citrus and spice. Mineral flavors are also unveiled. The wine is well integrated with caramel, vanilla, butter, smoke, and toast. It is complex, rich and medium bodied, with fruit that is extremely well balanced. It has well defined depth, silky texture, balanced acidity and a clean crisp hazelnut finish.

Fermentation
Fermentation consisted of initial French Oak Barrel fermentation and a secondary 100% Malo-Lactic fermentation in which the harsher Malic Acid is converted to the softer Lactic Acid.

Barrel Age
The wine was aged in 100% French Oak from the Allier, Never and Troncais Forest for twelve (12) months. The wine was further aged for an additional 12 months in the bottle. Aging in the bottle allows the wine to rest and round out its natural fruit flavor and aromatic attributes.

Soleil & Terroir Label TM
Soleil & Terroir label was established in 1997 to produce limited production, ultra premium wines aged in both French and American oak. The winery produces Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and is located in the Central Coast?s Edna Valley of California.

Central Coast Wine Region; Santa Barbara County
Between the foothills of the Sierra Madre on the north and the Santa Ynez Mountains on the south lies the only transverse coastal valley in California. Two rivers, the Santa Ynez and the Santa Maria, split the valley floor into separate east-west fingers. The valley is wide open to Pacific winds and fog. This climate, and an unusual combination of soils, make it potentially the equal of any winemaking region in the world.





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