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Peirano Estate Chardonnay
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Peirano Estate Chardonnay - 2017

Item # 27503 750mL
$13.96/ Single Bottle
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$167.52 $150.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

An oaked rich, fresh Chardonnay with prominent aromas of lemon meringue pie, toasty vanilla, and ripe tropical fruit. Enjoy alongside lobster mac and cheese or herb roasted chicken.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is slightly creamy and slightly oaky and has enough fruit to give it structure, were my thoughts when I tried this Chardonnay. I had it on its own for the first time and did not pair it with any food that night, but I remember every single sip, every single flavor: subtle citrus and green fruit notes. Later, I found out that the Peirano winery has been producing wines for more than a century and that it was one of the first wineries founded in California. No wonder why it is of great quality. The skills required to make great wines are not learned overnight, it takes time and dedication. While I was sipping on this wine, I imagined a table with light cheeses, green salads, roasted chicken, and freshly baked lobster tails.

- MAC

Astor's Glossary of Terms

California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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