It exhibits a
nose of white flowers, honeydew melon and stone fruits.
Notes of lemon chiffon, custard,
white peach and Golden Delicious apple fill the mouth, intermingled with intense minerality.
2010 began with a wet winter and spring across Sonoma County. Summer
was cool, though as harvest approached temperatures rose. Our pinot noir and chardonnay
ripened fully and evenly, allowing sugars and acid to develop in balance. The wines from
2010 are bright, expressive and elegant.
Clonal Selection: Wente
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled August 2011.
Whole cluster, direct to press, cold
Barrel‐fermented with indigenous yeasts; 3 months to completion
Concurrent spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 11 months in French oak barrels; 56% new; Aged sur lies; biweekly bâtonnage.
The elegantly pure chardonnay is a golden straw color.