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Diamond Collection Chardonnay

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Fantastic award winner

Layers of dimension and complexity

Retail: $16.00
Member Price $12.00
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“The inspiration for the Diamond Collection was a bottle of 1906 Claret we found in the cellar of the Napa Valley property we purchased in 1975. I designed a new label reminiscent of this old bottle and created the Diamond Collection Black Label Claret, which is our company’s most recognized offering. Today, Diamond Collection includes 13 varietals, each identified with a brightly colored label. The quality and authenticity of Diamond Collection is extremely important because we are a family company and our name is on the label. As such, you can trust that we’ll always give you the very best.” —Francis Ford Coppola

Gold Label Chardonnay is grown in the vineyards of Monterey County. Part of the fruit is sourced from a vineyard in the Gabilan mountain range where sandy loam soils result in concentrated fruit. The other half is grown in an Arroyo Seco vineyard that produces grapes with a high level of natural acidity. When these two selections are blended together, we achieve a very well balanced wine. To create layers of texture, we let the wine rest on its lees before placing half into barrel and half into stainless steel. The remainder goes into stainless steel. These different applications are then combined, a technique that gives the wine subtle wood nuances rather than heavy oak presence.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

Intensely fragrant with concentrated flavor nuances and a round silky palate, the wine was left on lees until bottling for added layers of dimension and complexity.

TASTING PROFILE

Scents of: Apricot, Quince, Crème Brulee

Flavors of: Pineapple, Citrus Fruits, Melon

*We kindly reserve the right to send you the next vintage of this wine should this particular vintage sell out at the time your order is received.

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