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2010 Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay Estate Vineyards Chalk Hill

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Winery brand: Rodney Strong Vineyards

Wine Details

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White Wine, Vintage 2010

Appellation/Region

Chalk Hill - California, United States

Winemaker

Rick Sayre

VinTank Wine ID

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

Composition

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

Treatments

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

Readings

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

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

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

Accolades
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

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Description

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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