Chardonnay

2010

BENOVIA RR CHARDONNAY .750

Chardonnay

750 ML

$40.99

Product Description

Harvest Notes To describe the 2010 growing I season I like to use the analogy of riding a roller coaster. Abundant rains in the winter 2009 and spring 2010 broke a three year drought and replenished groundwater for the season. Spring and summer along the Sonoma Coast was persistently foggy and cold, resulting in only a handful of days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold growing season pushed harvest back nearly one month and produced miniscule yields. The small, but exceptional, crop we harvested produced grapes with crisp acidity, and intense flavors. Winegrower Notes This spectacular vineyard sits along Laguna Ridge at the edge of the Green Valley AVA. Meticulously farmed and planted at a very high density of 2420 vines per acre, the vineyard is planted to Dijon clone 548 and 95. Once a spectacular apple orchard, we pay homage to the Martinelli Family and the history of the site by naming the wine La Pommeraie French for apple orchard. Tasting Notes This intense and concentrated single vineyard Chardonnay begins with vivid aromas of acacia, quince and citrus blossom. The vibrancy of the wines aroma is matched by its opulent texture and layered flavors of candied grapefruit, dried apricot with a mineral laden finish. Indigenous yeast fermentation in French oak barrels and extended aging of 16 months on lees has produced a wine with exceptional complexity. Vineyard Sources George Martinelli, Frei Road Vineyard Harvest Data September 28th , 2010 | Alcohol 14.5% | pH 3.36 | TA 0.78 Fermentation Whole cluster pressed, indigenous yeast fermentation and weekly battonage Cooperage 16 months in French Oak - 36% new Bottling March 29, 2012 Cases Produced 273 cases Release Date August 2012

Details

Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: Russian River Valley