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Chateau Diana '1221 Fleur de Lys' Semillon - Chardonnay, Sonoma County - Napa County, USA

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Wine Notes

Grape Variety

Chardonnay and Semillon are two grape varieties of the Old World (specifically France) that are, perhaps paradoxically, blended together only in New World regions. Chardonnay, from its home in Burgundy, and Semillon, from Bordeaux, are both weighty white wine grapes so it is not surprising that the resulting blends fall on the heavier end of the spectrum.

Semillon, for its part, is not known for its fruitiness and generally relies on Chardonnay to add tropical flavors to the blend. Semillon adds a richness to Chardonnay's bold frame, as well as nut and straw flavors. Achieving good levels of ...more

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