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2010 Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay Sonoma County

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Winery brand: Rodney Strong Vineyards

Wine Details

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White Wine, Vintage 2010

Appellation/Region

Sonoma County - California, United States

Winemaker

Rick Sayre

VinTank Wine ID

840-0142-005566-01-2005-1-0001 (permalink, short)

Composition

98% Chardonnay
Harvested 8/24/10 - 10/3/10 at 23.3 Brix

Treatments

40% Stainless Steel: 4 Mo.
60% American Oak: 4 Mo.
60% French Oak: 4 Mo.
Fined · Filtered · Sulfites Added

Readings

Alcohol: 13.7%
pH: 3.3
T.A.: 0.6g/100mL
R.Sugar: 0.3g/L

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:5/6/10
12 Units Per Case
VinTank Product ID: 840-0142-005566-01-2005-1-0001-03-4
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 00087512913257
+Unit/Case Dimension Details Suggested Retail Price: US $13.50

Accolades
2011 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition - Silver

2011 West Coast Wine Competition - Bronze

Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Gold

Wine Access - 89 pts

Review 4/1/12: Fruit grown in cool vineyards continues to distinguish this dependable Sonoma chardonnay. Special apple and citrus notes arrive on the nose with tropical flavours showing on the sytlish palate. Oak is pleasantly balanced with the fruit, and crisp acidity keeps the package trim and fresh.

Wine Notes

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Description

We barrel fermented about 60% of this wine, and sur-lies aged that portion in barrel for five months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla. The remaining 40% was cold fermented to capture a fresh fruit-forward character, providing bright lemon and apple aromas that mingle with hints of the toasty barrel complexity. On the palate, pear and green apple with refreshing acidity will lure you back for another sip. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of 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 attain desired ripeness. 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 chardonnay on October 3rd.

Vineyard 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 chardonnay on October 3rd.

Tasting Notes

We barrel fermented about 60% of this wine, and aged that portion in barrel for 5 months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.

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