Chardonnay

Chardonnay was the most popular white grape through the 1990's. It can be made sparkling or still. Food pairings: a good choice for fish (even salmon) and chicken dishes. Districts: chardonnay makes the principle white wine of Burgundy (Bourgogne, France), where it originated. Chardonnay is versatile and is grown with success in most viticultural areas under a variety of climatic conditions. Yet it only amounts to 2 percent of the world vine areas. Total chardonnay vines cover more than 160,000 hectares (400,000 acres). The biggest states were in 2005: U.S.A.: California: 44,509 ha; Oregon and Washington state: 3,200 ha France: 35,252 ha Australia: 22,528 ha Italy: 11,800 ha Moldavia: 6,000 ha South Africa: 8,000 ha Chili: 7,500 ha Argentina: 5,155 ha Typical taste of the different types of chardonnay: voluptuous. Chardonnay wines are often wider-bodied (and more velvety) than other types of dry whites, with rich citrus (lemon, grapefruit) flavors. Fermenting in new oak barrels adds a buttery tone (vanilla, toast, coconut, toffee). Tasting a USD 20 Californian Chardonnay should give citrus fruit flavors, hints of melon, vanilla, some toasty character and some creaminess. Burgundy whites can taste very different.

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  1. Louis Latour Chardonnay Ardeche

    Louis Latour Chardonnay Ardeche

    $9.94

    The Grand Ardèche 2011 has a lovely shimmering yellow-green colour. It has a delicate bouquet with a subtle oaky touch. Still young, one must leave it for a few months in order for the the woody notes to be perfectly smooth. It is a very balanced wine with a certain nervousness present on the finish which gives it a very promising future. Learn More
  2. CalNaturale Chardonnay

    CalNaturale Chardonnay

    $11.94

    CalNaturale is the newest entry of superb quality wine into two of the fastest growing segments in the wine industry – wine from organically grown grapes and Tetra Pak Flexible packaging. CalNaturale Chardonnay comes from California’s premium Mendocino appellation highly acclaimed for producing excellent fruit forward wines. *CalNaturale is the First and Only California wine in Tetra Pak made from Organically grown grapes certified by C.C.O.F and Q.A.I. Learn More
  3. Natura Unoaked Chardonnay

    Natura Unoaked Chardonnay

    $11.94

    Made from 100 percent organically grown grapes in the Casablanca Valley, this Chardonnay is unoaked, which means no butter, which normally would make us sad because we are barbarians who like that sort of thing. But the citrus tang is pretty interesting, and the lime is more demure than it might be in a Sauvignon Blanc. This is a light but pleasant wine that grows on you. After the first sip, you think: Do I like this? After the third, you think: I like this. (Miami Herald, April 20, 2017) Learn More
  4. Seven Daughters Chardonnay

    Seven Daughters Chardonnay

    $12.94

    Seven Daughters Chardonnay is a traditional varietal proving that it is classic, but never conventional. It is a vibrant yellow. Delicate aromas of ripe apple and tropical fruits. Bright acidity and slightly dry with flavors of vanilla, fresh pear, and citrus. This wine pairs perfectly with salmon, roasted chicken, or pasta in creamy sauces Learn More
  5. Jadot Macon Villages Chardonnay

    Jadot Macon Villages Chardonnay

    $12.94

    Macon-Villages, Burgundy, France- This fresh, brilliant pale-gold Chardonnay shows delicate varietal aromas with flavors of apple and melon offset by citrus notes and a crisp acidic balance ending in a clean, lively finish." Learn More
  6. 2013 Comtesse de Marion Chardonnay

    2013 Comtesse de Marion Chardonnay

    $12.94

    The Chardonnay “Comtesse de Marion” is vinified in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks in order to preserve the aromas and flavors achieved with the family’s dedication and commitment to the vineyard work. To further preserve the wine’s freshness and liveliness, malolactic fermentation is blocked. The result is a wine both refreshing and pleasingly round in texture, a Chardonnay that displays an altogether high level of complexity, for not a very high price. Don’t miss this terrific value! Learn More
  7. 2013 Hess Select Monterey Chardonnay

    2013 Hess Select Monterey Chardonnay

    $13.99

    Winemaker's Notes: Tropical aromas of freshly-cut pineapple and ripe pear. A soft entry of well-balanced fruit and oak persists all the way to a pleasing finish of honeydew melon and crème brûlée. Food Pairing: This wine’s natural acidity complements tangy, spicy foods and will offset the richness of creamier dishes. Enjoy with Asian chicken salad, grilled tuna with melted anchovy butter and lemon, or a creamy pasta dish with Portobello mushrooms. Learn More
  8. 2012 A by Acacia Chardonnay

    2012 A by Acacia Chardonnay

    $13.99

    With its bright, fruit focused flavors, our 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay reveals the pure varietal character of the grape, without the influence of oak aging. We selected cool climate vineyards that yield exceptionally well balanced grapes and then cold fermented the juice to preserve every delicious Chardonnay flavor. Aromatic and inviting, this vibrant Chardonnay offers fresh citrus, pear and apple notes, with hints of orange blossom and mineral. The clean, fruity palate culminates in a crisp finish, inviting you back for another sip. Learn More
  9. Les Petits Carreaux Chardonnay

    Les Petits Carreaux Chardonnay

    $13.99

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  10. 2012 OneHope Chardonnay Fight Against Breast Cancer

    2012 OneHope Chardonnay Fight Against Breast Cancer

    $13.99

    CAUSE

    Fight Against Breast Cancer

    The Gateway for Cancer Research is committed to funding innovative cancer research studies that can help today’s cancer patients feel better, live longer or be cured. Thanks to generous underwriting by Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, 99 cents of every dollar Gateway receives helps to fund phase I and phase II cancer clinical trials at leading research institutions all over the world. Since 1991 Gateway has supported more than 120 clinical trials and funded millions in leading-edge research, including blending the best of conventional and complementary/alternative therapies.

    DESCRIPTION & RATINGS

    WINEMAKER ROB MONDAVI JR. - ONEHOPE California Chardonnay is hand-crafted with a blend of grapes from select vineyards throughout Napa, Sonoma and the Central Coast of California. Our Chardonnay is blended with Muscat and Chenin Blanc displaying a pale gold color with aromas of fresh apple blossom and honeysuckle. Flavors of crisp pear and apple are vibrant on the palate, while its balanced oak and bright acidity makes this wine a great match with broiled or grilled seafood, poultry dishes and a wide assortment of cheeses. 

    HALF of profits from ONEHOPE California Chardonnay sales are donated to non-profits who support the fight against breast cancer.
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  11. Castle Rock Chardonnay Central Coast

    Castle Rock Chardonnay Central Coast

    $16.94

    There's quite a showy, fragrant nose on this widely available bottling, with apple blossoms, tuberose and a touch of quinine. The palate also takes on a gin-and-tonic character, powered by lime juice, white peach and botanical notes. Learn More
  12. 2013 La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

    2013 La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

    $16.94

    The Wine Advocate: 87 points The 2013 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is an attractive, plush wine with good varietal character and an equally friendly price point. Lemon, spices and mint are layered into the cream finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. Learn More
  13. Gonnet Le Plaisir Chardonnay 2015

    Gonnet Le Plaisir Chardonnay 2015

    $17.94

    Coming from the department of the Gard in the south of France comes this great little sippin’ Chardonnay. This is the same area as the Côte du Rhône. The Gonnet family has some deep roots in this area in France and it is great to see this light hearted wine be offered as a sipper solution. Nice fresh fruit with not the hint of oak. It’s great to have carte blanche when picking something to pair with this wine. Have fun! Learn More
  14. Claude Vialade Chardonnay

    Claude Vialade Chardonnay

    $17.94

    Despite having its origins in western France, Chardonnay's immense popularity and flexibility quickly meant that before long, there wasn't a wine producing country in the world which wasn't investing in this fascinating and versatile grape varietal. Today, Chardonnays manage to win fine wine competitions and satisfy supermarket shoppers simultaneously, due to the fact that this grape varietal can take on many characteristics and features of where it is grown and how it is handled. Indeed, this green skinned grape is renowned for not having so much unique flavor within the fruit, but is very sensitive to the features of the terroir it is grown in, as well as to aging As such, it isn't unusual to find bottles of single variety Chardonnay wine described as holding notes of white stone, mountain waters, or other such geological features alongside the more predictable fruit descriptions This makes Chardonnay grape varietal wines an exciting world to delve into – full of surprises, full of delights. Learn More
  15. 2014 Boschendal Chardonnay

    2014 Boschendal Chardonnay

    $17.99

    Wine makers notes: "Classic lime and grapefruit citrus fruit purity enhanced by vanilla nutmeg oak and subtle minerality " Food Pairing roast turkey, chicken vol au vents, Chicken a la king Flavour Profile vanilla, pineapple, mineral, Citrus The palate. Well balanced the soft, buttery character , from barrel fermentation and maturation adds to the complexity and roundness of the wine. Ideally served with fish and shellfish, poultry and soft cheeses, this wine also complements rich, creamy sauces. Learn More
  16. R Collection Chardonnay

    R Collection Chardonnay

    $18.94

    The R Collection Chardonnay is sourced from the finest vineyards throughout California, with each area adding a unique layer into the overall taste profile. Minimally intrusive winemaking techniques allow the true California terroir to shine through in every glass poured and bottle enjoyed. Learn More
  17. Ashbourne White Blend

    Ashbourne White Blend

    $19.94

    Fresh, vibrant, perfumed Sauvignon blanc, filled-out and enriched with a carefully judged unwooded Chardonnay component, make this a beautifully balanced and highly versatile wine. More than two decades of family experience have gone into this unique blend. Learn More
  18. Barkan Chardonnay

    Barkan Chardonnay

    $19.94

    The wine is produced from 100% Chardonnay grapes, picked from the vineyards of the Barkan Winery in the Upper Galilee region and the Jerusalem Mountains. The wine has an abundance of fragrances and tastes of citrus fruit and white peaches with a smooth and round finish. Learn More
  19. La Pierrelee Chablis

    La Pierrelee Chablis

    $19.94

    A fresh, succulent and harmonious version, this white evokes apple, melon and lemon flavors, with a squeeze of lemon. A mineral element lingers. Drink now through 2016. Learn More
  20. Eve Chardonnay 2014

    Eve Chardonnay 2014

    $19.94

    A shimmering, brilliant, green golden of a wine. Aromatic pear, tangerine, guava, but more than anything, true Chardonnay flavor. Add a vein of minerality running through the middle. Long and satisfying. Learn More
  21. Brocard Petit Chablis

    Brocard Petit Chablis

    $19.94

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  22. 2013 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay

    2013 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay

    $21.94

    Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay is a rich wine with layers of tropical fruit, peaches and pears. The fruit opens up into creamy textures of apples and pears that glide across the palate. Hints of citrus and light oak tones highlight the wine's lingering finish. Our favorite pairing for this wine includes scallops in a cream sauce, pasta carbonara, chicken risotto and Cornish game hen. Learn More
  23. 2014 Gilbert Cellars Unoaked Chardonnay

    2014 Gilbert Cellars Unoaked Chardonnay

    $21.99

    Light, crisp, aromatic, fun. Chardonnay aged in 100% stainless steel. This Chardonnay from the Columbia Valley embraces its time in stainless steel tank, expressing pure aromas of lemon and lily. The palate is wonderfully bright but not without substance, making sure to remind you that you are in fact drinking Chardonnay, not Pinot Grigio. This is a fun alternative to Sauv Blancs as well, as it is light, fruity and energetic. Learn More
  24. Macon Villages La Crochette Chardonnay

    Macon Villages La Crochette Chardonnay

    $23.94

    This Mâcon-Villages is made from Chardonnay grapes which grow on the clay-limestone soils of South Burgundy. La Crochette is selected from the best winegrowers and vinified by Maison Loron in temperature controlled vats under the strict control of their winemakers. It has a gold colour with green tints and reveals floral and fruity aromas. Learn More
  25. LANDMARK Chardonnay Sonoma

    LANDMARK Chardonnay Sonoma

    $24.94

    On the nose, the wine features notes of Meyer lemon tarte, marzipan, toasted almonds, Asian pear, honeysuckle and a hint of Tahitian vanilla. On the palate, notes of apricot, clover honey and toast are in perfect balance with zippy acidity and bright minerality. Learn More
  26. FRAM Chardonnay

    FRAM Chardonnay

    $24.94

    Thinus Krüger, CEO/President/Winemaker/Grape Crusher is the sole employee of FRAM, the source of these remarkable "wines of exploration." I recently tasted these with Pascal Schildt, the small, specialist South African importer who brings us these wines, and I was truly blown away by the quality, purity, depth and VALUE of the entire range! This unoaked Chard is sourced from a unique vineyard in Robertson that has some of South Africa's only calcium soil deposits. This gives the wine a lovely mineral undercurrent to complement the bright, ripe, yellow stone fruits and soft elegant texture. To add more intrigue, Thinus blends 8% whole bunch, skin fermented Chenin Blanc to the wine to enhance texture, structure and add "zippiness"! This is so drinkable, so easy. Great everyday Chard with much more depth and intrigue than the small price point suggests thanks to our importer direct pricing. Learn More
  27. Chandon Brut NV

    Chandon Brut NV

    $24.94

    Chandon saw the potential of the Uco Valley in Mendoza and focussed on what they are doing best – sparkling wine made in a Champagne style using the classic grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This is fresh and elegant with undertones of lemon blossom, pear and ripe peach, nicely combined with a honeyed and brioche mouthfeel. With only 6grams per litre of dosage, it feels crisp and refreshing and will make the perfect aperitif tipple during the festive season. Taster: Christelle Guibert Alc 13% Learn More
  28. Recanati Chardonnay

    Recanati Chardonnay

    $24.99

    Located in Israel’s Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lenny’s life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israel’s Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking.

    Recanati wines are certified kosher .

    Production Area
    Grapes for this Chardonnay are sourced from select hillside vineyards in Israel’s Kerem Ben-Zimra district, at an optimum altitude of 2,500 feet above sea level.

    Grape Varieties
    100% Chardonnay.

    Vinification
    After hand harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed as whole clusters to preserve maximum levels of aroma and flavor. The wine is then fermented in small French oak barrels and aged sur lie for a further nine months. Following the Burgundy tradition, the wine is mixed with yeast every three weeks, thereby enhancing its creaminess, delicate fruit and complexity.

    Color
    Pale straw gold.

    Bouquet
    Delicate aromas of tropical fruit with subtle nuances of caramel and hazelnut.

    Taste
    Full-bodied and harmonious, concluding in a long, smooth finish.

    Serving Suggestions
    Enjoy as an aperitif or with a variety of dishes, including fish, pasta in cream sauces and a wide array of appetizers. Serve chilled.

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  29. Max Chardonnay Reserva 2013

    Max Chardonnay Reserva 2013

    $24.99

    The wine is a golden-yellow color, and the nose presents fresh fruit, floral, and citrus aromas that recall grapefruit and mandarinorange flowers and lend complexity to the wine. The fruity notes intensify on the palate with vibrant acidity that balancesperfectly with creaminess, good structure, and the lush mouthful that resulted from the malolactic fermentation, leading to a longand pleasing finish. Learn More
  30. 2012 Sturm Chardonnay

    2012 Sturm Chardonnay

    $25.94

    Wrapping, warm, mineral. The aroma is intense and creamy, with typical hints of ripe exotic fruit and bread crust. It is flavourful and fresh, full-bodied and elegant with distinct notes of citrus fruit and vanilla. In the mouth it offers a very important and well balanced complexity. Learn More
  31. 2013 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara

    2013 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara

    $26.99

    ABC’s basic chardonnay is anything but. How does Jim Clendenen pack so much flavor into such a sleek, elegant wine? This medium bodied but full flavored chardonnay is beautifully framed by just enough toasty oak to add complexity without dominating the lemon/lime accented fruit. Classically styled chardonnay that is a delight to drink. Learn More
  32. Hahn SLH Chardonnay 15

    Hahn SLH Chardonnay 15

    $27.94

    Hahn SLH Chardonnay has crisp aromas of honeysuckle, vanilla, hints of citrus and banana. Full bodied flavors with viscous, round mouth-feel of citrus balances the acidic finish. Learn More
  33. Val De Mer Bourgogne Blanc

    Val De Mer Bourgogne Blanc

    $27.94

    Average vine age 30 years old. Located near the Village of Tonnerre. Clay and limestone soil. Aged in stainless steel tanks. Native yeasts and long fermentations are the norm, lending a firm sense of terroir and a delicate complexity to his wines. Learn More
  34. Domaine Les Chenevieres Macon Village

    Domaine Les Chenevieres Macon Village

    $27.94

    For more than four centuries, the Duboeuf family has been producing wine. Georges, well known for his dynamism, created Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in September of 1964. This historical date also marks the start of his wine merchant business, selecting, bottling and selling fine French wines from the Beaujolais and Maconnais regions of Burgundy and, in the process, becoming world-famous. Georges has become, in a sense, the ambassador of the region. He has remained loyal to his quest of offering quality wines, combining the flavor profiles of their terroir with bold characters. He conducts his business by negotiating with heart, passion, and the constant desire to share the very best of Beaujolais. In continuing the family tradition, Georges and his wife Rolande are joined by their son Franck and his wife Anne who manage the family business. Learn More
  35. Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

    Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

    $29.94

    Toasted butter on the nose. Round and creamy for this appellation. There is acid on the back palate and bubble gum fruit with lemon zest. It is fruity and round and can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to charcuterie, chicken and grilled fish. A great wine to enjoy with friends. Learn More
  36. JARDIN Chardonnay Stellenbosch

    JARDIN Chardonnay Stellenbosch

    $29.94

    Lots of character and creamy richness with rich peach and citrus fruit, buttery vanilla hints and soothing gentle spiciness. Finishes with a complex yet well balanced nutty and figgy overtone. Learn More
  37. 2010 Barbed Oak Vineyards Chardonnay

    2010 Barbed Oak Vineyards Chardonnay

    Price Elsewehere: $35.99

    Our Price: $33.99

    First of all, I petitioned hard to get this wine in the store. 18 cases available in the New York and we got 2. If you like Rombauer you’d love this at the same price. Crème Brule, apricots and peach in this full-bodied chardonnay. Ripe pears, apples and butter crème with an awesome finish - Norman, FiDi Wines staff member. Learn More
  38. Patrick Piuze Terroir De Chablis 2014

    Patrick Piuze Terroir De Chablis 2014

    $34.94

    Always the most immediately accessible of Patrick’s village Chablis, this bottling captures notes of delicate citrus, stone fruit and white flowers, wrapped in an unctuous texture filled with bright, energetic saline notes and racy acidity. Learn More
  39. LA CREMA Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013

    LA CREMA Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013

    $34.94

    This wine opens with layered aromas of vanilla, yellow plum, fresh peach blossom and ripe citrus. On the palate are flavorsof locally grown Gravenstein apple framed by hints of sweet spice and shortbread. The end result is a broad, juicy, andbeautifully balanced mouthfeel. Learn More
  40. Groth Chardonnay

    Groth Chardonnay

    $34.94

    Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with the "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor. Learn More
  41. Mer Soleil Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve

    Mer Soleil Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve

    $35.94

    Wine Spectator: 89 points (notes from 2010 vintage) A subtle style that builds depth and dimension, with elegant green apple, melon and lightly toasty creamy oak. The finish maintains a tight focus. Drink now through 2016. Learn More
  42. 2011 Leeuwin Chardonnay Margaret River Prelude Vineyards

    2011 Leeuwin Chardonnay Margaret River Prelude Vineyards

    $38.99

    Wine Spectator 91points: Fresh and lively, with vibrant acidity to balance the ripe pear and floral flavors, hinting at clotted cream as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2015. Learn More
  43. 2014 Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay

    2014 Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay

    $49.94

    The 2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts an attractive light golden-straw color and fresh, lightly buttery, ripe golden apple, pear and citrus aromas, complemented by seductive vanilla and cinnamon/nutmeg scents from oak aging and subtle yeast tones from lees contact. Lush, concentrated and creamy on the palate, its ripe apple, melon, bright citrus and baking spice flavors culminate in a long, beautifully structured finish boasting crisp acidity and zesty mineral and spice tones. Sumptuous, yet refreshing Learn More
  44. Gary Farrell Chardonnay

    Gary Farrell Chardonnay

    $49.94

    This vibrant Chardonnay opens with fresh, bright layers of citrus zest, lemon blossom, and green apple. Exquisite aromas of candied pear, vanilla, almond butter, and crème brulée develop as the wine rests in the glass. Tightly woven flavors of butterscotch and raw honey lend mid palate weight while being delicately balanced with invigorating natural acidity. Delightfully intense upon entry, the seamless transition from first sip to the lingering finish is effortless. Learn More
  45. newton unfiltered chardonnay

    Newton Chardonnay Napa Unfiltered 2013

    $49.94

    A big, rich style. Intense apple and pear flavors. Buttery but not overdone- absolutely wonderful wine with depth that holds your interest! Learn More
  46. Hanzell Chardonnay
  47. Rully 1er Cru Les Cloux O.L.

    Rully 1er Cru Les Cloux O.L.

    $52.94

    A ripe nose, super perfumed, almost incense, with passion fruit, too. Nice balanced acids; round, long flavors ... milky and vanilla bean, super passion fruit. Already ready to drink; silky with power, too. Superb for the appellation, pure and fine; elegant with power. Learn More
  48. 2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

    2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

    $52.99

    93pt Wine Advocate Slate, minerals and grapefruit linger on the precise, crystalline finish. This is a very Chablis-like Napa Valley Chardonnay. Learn More
  49. Pierre Paillard Champagne Xtra Brut Grand Cru

    Pierre Paillard Champagne Xtra Brut Grand Cru

    $59.94

    Light gold, with a faint onion skin cast. Spicy orange zest and honeydew on the fragrant, mineral-accented nose. Dry and tightly focused, offering lively Meyer lemon and melon flavors and a deeper suggestion of nectarine. Finishes with building floral character and excellent tangy persistence, leaving bitter citrus zest and dusty mineral notes behind. (JR) Learn More
  50. Sixto Chardonnay Smith

    Sixto Chardonnay Smith

    $59.94

    Of the three Sixto Chardonnay releases, the 2012 Chardonnay Frenchman Hills Vineyard comes from the highest elevation site and cool, north-facing slopes and broken basalt soils. Seeing a scant 17% new French oak, it has lively, crisp notes of green citrus, toasted bread and buttered apple to go with a medium to full-bodied, balanced, fresh, yet also rich style on the palate. One of the top Chardonnays coming out of Washington, it should drink nicely for at least 2-3 years. Learn More

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