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Charles Ranch Chardonnay 2010

Varietal

Chardonnay

Growing Year Info

This year started with a wet spring which delayed the growing season. The summer was cool and the canopies of the vines were leafed to expose the fruit, keep rot risk low, and help ripen the fruit. Suddenly in August a heat wave hit, and the grape skins were burned in many vineyards. Numerous hours were spent cutting out the burned berries while the fruit was still hanging on the vines. The meticulous work of hand-sorting the fruit once it was harvested was also performed, removing any unwanted berries that were missed.

Tasting Notes

The 2010 Charles Ranch Chardonnay has aromas of baked apples, butterscotch, and toasty oak. Crisp mineral and lemon flavors are followed by a creamy back-palate that imparts lemon meringue and caramel apple.

Winemaker

Bryan Kvamme

Cases Produced

126

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