Carte Blanche Chardonnay 2010 - 750ml

Carte Blanche Chardonnay 2010 - 750ml

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AVA: Sonoma Coast

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyards: Nobles Ranch & Lone Oaks

Clone Old Wente (18+ years old)

Soil: Gold Ridge typical from the Russian River area.

Micro-climate: Nobles Ranch: Mountain climate with strong Pacific Ocean influence

(cooler afternoons) Lone Oaks: Long Fog in the mornings and sunny and warm

afternoons typical of the Russian River area.

Components: 80% Nobles Ranch, 20% Lone Oaks

Alcohol %: 14.2%

Vineyard yields: 2.6 tons per acre

Fermentation: At the natural temperature of the caves (63 F)

Barrel Aging: 15 months

Cooperage: Gauthier Frères, Francois Frères, Louis Latour

Malolactic ferm.: 100% Malo for complexity, roundness and stability

Tasting Note: A bright nose of pears, grapefruit and baked pie crust provide a foundation to

higher notes of Magnolia flower and a hint of gunpowder. The palate is fresh and

focused, evenly balanced by ripe tannins and prominent structure. Flavors of

custard are accentuated by William pear, lychee, Meyer lemon and oyster shell

lingers.

Cases: 300 Cases Produced.

Hand-picked, small lugs hauled with refrigerated truck, cluster by cluster sorting, gravity fed to the

bladder press. French oak barrel fermented and aged with weekly stirring. Up-bringing in barrels for 15

months

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