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Storm Clouds, Silver Lining

A rain-dampened 2011 vintage for California Chardonnay results in lighter-style wines

Winemaker John Kongsgaard believes that aging Chardonnay in oak for extended periods gives the wine added layers of complexity and a silkier texture.
Photo by John Storey

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