|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
|Harvest Date||September 10 – 29, 2010|
|Aging||10 months in French and Hungarian oak; 45% new oak|
|Ageability||3 - 5 years|
|Fermentation||100% barrel fermentation; 85% malolactic|
Previous Vintage 87 Points - Wine Enthusiast
The 2010 Foggy Oaks Chardonnay certainly speaks to the cooler vintage. Initial aromas provide a symphony of citrus, guava and fresh pear characters along with very evident minerality. After several minutes in the glass, luxurious aromas of melon and honeysuckle come forward. On the palate, the wine has a wonderful delicacy with fresh apricot, pineapple and vanilla notes all carefully dancing along with seamless acidity. A stand out wine from start to finish, this beautiful Chardonnay comes together with fine structure, balance and finesse.