Chardonnay is prized because it’s a hardy, vigorous vine that readily reflects “terroir” (a French term referring to the characteristics imparted to a wine by the climate and soil in which it is grown). Stylistically, Chardonnay can be clean with bright acidity or full-bodied with tropical notes and varying degrees of oak. In California, the latter is the more popular style.
Region: United States/California/Central Coast/Santa Barbara County
Wine Style: Californian Chardonnay