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GIFFT 12 CH MONTEREY
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Bottle Size: 750ml
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GIFFT BY KATHY LEE GIFFORD 2012 CHARDONNAY MONTEREY COUNTY 750mL

Kathy Lee Gifford's 2012 Chardonnay is 100% estate grown and hails from the Scheid family’s vineyards in Monterey County. The Monterey growing region is a slice of Chardonnay heaven, with evening coastal fogs that often linger until mid-morning the following day. This natural cooling effect causes a unique lengthening of the growing season, something that winemakers call “hang time”. Increased hang time leads to more intense flavor development and an enhanced richness of the fruit.

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed, chilled, and racked clean to a refrigerated stainless steel tank. The juice was slowly fermented at a cool temperature to accentuate the aromatic fruit components. About half of the blend was aged in stainless steel in order to retain the bright fruit flavors and crisp acidity. The other half was aged on 100% French oak to bring a rich texture, complexity and just a hint of buttery creaminess.

The 2012 vintage of Gifft Chardonnay exhibits richness, depth and complexity, balanced by a lively acidity and an essential freshness. Featuring the gorgeous tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmark of Monterey Chardonnays, Gifft Chardonnay strikes the ideal balance between rich and refreshing.
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