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Spelletich Family Wine Company 2011 "3 Spells"

Spelletich Family Wine Company

2011 Unoaked Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Lodi, CA

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Tasting Notes:

A great summer sipping wine should be crisp and refreshing, with good acidity and pair well with food or stand alone. Introducing your new warm weather favorite! It is Chardonnay, but not the style in which many Chardonnays are made. This one is “unoaked” which means it does not age in a wood barrel. This gives Chardonnay a light, clean, citrusy flavor.

The 3 Spells Chardonnay opens with citrus, melon and wet stone on the nose. The flavor profile is crisp with hints of lemon, granny smith apple, light flower notes, and a steely refreshing finish due to the steel tank fermentation rather than oak barrels.

This wine is perfect on a warm day, and shows well as an aperitif. Serve this crowd-pleaser as a cocktail party wine or just have a glass after a long day at work to cut the dust. Ahhh!

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  • Grapes
    100% Chardonnay
  • Region
    Lodi AVA, CA
  • Production
    300 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now and enjoy.
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About the Winemaker:
Spelletich Family Wine Company started in 1994 with their first wines:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Bodog Red, the latter destined to become an immensely popular blend. Twenty years later the Spelletich Family Wine Company is united by four brands – Spelletich Cellars, SPELLwine, 3 SPELLS, and Crush 94. A family run winery, their passion for the wine lover shows through in their business model; they offer multiple brands in different styles and price ranges. There's something for everyone at Spelletich.
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Why is an unoaked Chardonnay different?

Besides the obvious, the wine is not aged in oak barrels, but rather steel tanks, leading to a vastly different flavor profile.

A wine aged in oak may show flavors of toast, vanilla, cedar, spice and smoky notes, among others. Some claim oak gives Chardonnay a richer texture, adding to the belief that oak adds complexity.

An unoaked wine is more likely to be lighter-bodied than its oaked counterpart. Proponents say this method is a way to allow the Chardonnay to express its true flavor profile, with more fresh fruit flavors, crispness, and acidity.

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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Unoaked Chardonnay pairs with food more like a Sauvignon Blanc than the Chardonnay we're used to. Not aging the wine in oak barrels brings out the natural fruit flavors of Chardonnay. Serve with light dishes like linguini, clams and shrimp scampi. First courses such as salads, antipasto or seafood dishes are particularly good pairings. Fresh herbs and fruit within dishes bring out the best in this style of wine. Serve with spicy food and Mediterranean cuisines. Enjoy also with soft and medium-hard cheeses.
About the Winery

The Spelletich Family Wine Company is celebrating over 20 years of winemaking in the Napa Valley.

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