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2010 Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Gold Label Chardonnay, Monterey County, USA

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Grape Variety

Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is no easy task. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety's intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in ...more

  • Monterey County, on California's Central Coast, is a relatively new addition to the United States' wine map. It was only in the 1960s that commercial-scale viticulture began to take off here, when the Salinas Valley became the place to plant vines on this stretch of the Californian coastline. The wide array of terroir means that a diverse range of wines are produced in the region, most notably from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Monterey County roughly follows the path of the Salinas Valley, which stretches approximately 90 miles (145km) from Monterey Bay to the edge of ...more

  • The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to generalize about win...more

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