2010 Russian River Chardonnay

On the nose, hints of lemon curd, citrus peel, cream and tonic emerge from the glass and, with a little air, a pure, leesy chardonnay is exposed. The 2010 year produced wines of great complexity due to the long hang time and slow ripening. On the palate, the wine is rich, but has a racy, crisp framework.

Vintage Notes

2010 was probably the longest and coolest growing season in many years. It seemed like an eternity waiting for flowering and fruit set to finish. Flowering took more than a month in some of our vineyards, which is about twice as long as normal. As summer started to wind down, we were waiting for véraison to finish, and it finally did in late August. It, too, was a long process. What we were rewarded with was complex fruit that was balanced in flavor at low brix.

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