2009 Farmer's Reserve Chardonnay

SKU #1087811

A new addition to our under $10 domestic Chardonnay offering, the 2009 Farmer's Reserve is something we are really excited to introduce because not only is it tasty stuff, but it helps support an important cause. 10% of proceeds of sales of Farmer's Reserve Chardonnay go towards supporting Sonoma food banks and providing heath care for migrant farm workers in the region - the folks in the industry who need it most. It's spot-on Cali-style Chard, full of ripe tropical citrus and baked apple and pear aromas and flavors along with a honeyed kiss of oak. This is round and fruity, but while many inexpensive Chardonnays veer toward the sweet, cloying side due to lack of natural acidity, the 2009 Farmers' Reserve maintains a smooth, balanced finish and a moderate 12.4% abv. It's crowd-pleasing, food-friendly profile makes it a standout for this style in the under $10 price range and perfect for all sorts of occasions, from a small dinner at home to large-scale events like wedding receptions and other festivities. A great little wine for a great big cause.

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.4