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2010

SONOMA COUNTY

Mountain Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay

On our Mountain Estate, these vines grow on a steep, rocky, Northeast-facing slope at an average elevation of 1,300 feet, receiving early morning sun and minimal exposure to hot afternoon temperatures. Planted in 1999, this vineyard has proven ideal for the gradual ripening and maximum maturation of Chardonnay grapes.

Tasting Notes

Straw colored in the glass, the 2010 Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonnay shows aromas of honey pear, star jasmine and warm brioche. Smooth and supple on the palate with mineral tinged acidity that keeps the palate fresh. Flavors of lemon meringue, caramel buttered apple and ripe mission fig; great texture, viscosity and persistence.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • Harvested October 6, 12 and 19th
  • Whole cluster pressed to tank
  • Juice cold settled over 24 hours
  • Moved to barrel by gravity
  • 100% malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 17 months sur lees in French oak (60% new)

Alcohol by volume is 14.7%
Bottle date February 2012
840 cases produced

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