Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Unoaked Chardonnay

BookCliff Vineyards has decided to dress up its Chardonnay in new clothes, and has released anUnoaked Chardonnay. Chardonnay is changing. You can find Chardonnays all the way from buttery Chardonnay's with strong oak flavors to crisp unoaked Chardonnays. New wine regions, such as Colorado, want to break away from the buttery, oaky Chardonnay's as made famous in Napa and Sonoma Valley and have experimented with unoaked Chardonnay. Over the years BookCliff Vineyards Chardonnay has remained very fruit forward, as is true for our 2012 varietal as well. For fun  we decided to release a version aged in oak barrels (Chardonnay 2012) and a version aged in our stainless steel tanks(Unoaked Chardonnay 2012). The oak version has more complexity, but the oak will also cover up some of the fruit. The unoaked Chardonnay promises to be more of a crowd pleaser. Come into our newly remodeled tasting room in Boulder and taste our oaked, and unoaked Chardonnays and be the judge! Cheers!

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