White Wine, Vintage 2010
VinTank Wine ID
840-0021-005566-01-2010-1-0002 (permalink, short)
Bottle 750mL (750mL)
12 Units Per Case
VinTank Product ID: 840-0021-005566-01-2010-1-0002-03-1
+Unit/Case Dimension Details Bottle 750mL Width: 8.2cm; Height: 29.9cm; Depth: 8.2cm
Suggested Retail Price: US $20.00
Cincinnati International Wine Festival - Gold
Consumer Wine Awards - GOLD
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - SILVER
Ultimate Wine Challenge - 91 pts
Winemaker Challenge - SILVER
Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities, and during 9 months of barrel ageing, we regularly stirred the “lees” in barrel, which adds a creamy texture and increases richness on the palate. Encouraging secondary fermentation adds additional complexity, and in the glass the wine is both creamy and crisp, with ripe apple, Meyer lemon, wet stone, and spiced vanilla flavors. Enjoy over the next 1-3 years.
The 2010 vintage started with a cool and fairly wet spring that remained mostly frost free. The late rains generated a healthy canopy, but one that required careful management to avoid green flavors. The cool spring evolved into an exceptionally cool summer, punctuated by a three day heat spike in August which reduced yields in many varieties. September started out warm and ended the same way, giving us the ripeness we were waiting for, and we harvested the last of our Chalk Hill chardonnay on October 8th.