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2010 Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay Estate Vineyards Chalk Hill

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Winery brand: Rodney Strong Vineyards

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White Wine, Vintage 2010


Chalk Hill - California, United States


Rick Sayre

VinTank Wine ID

840-0021-005566-01-2010-1-0002 (permalink, short)


100% Chardonnay
Harvested 9/17/10 - 10/8/10 at 23.9 Brix


100% French Oak: 9 Mo.
Fined · Filtered · Sulfites Added


Alcohol: 14.3%
pH: 3.3
T.A.: 0.7g/100mL
R.Sugar: 0.2g/L




Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
12 Units Per Case
VinTank Product ID: 840-0021-005566-01-2010-1-0002-03-1
+Unit/Case Dimension Details 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

Wine Notes



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.

Vintage Notes

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.

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