2010 Dolly Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

If a Carneros Chardonnay has ever achieved the clarity, precision and harmony of Chablis, this is the one. Winemaker Julien Fayard has whisked together a friendship of New and Old World hallmarks, creating an even, voluptuous core buffered by chiseled edges. White pineapple, crisp green apples, yellow-speckled pears and coconut milk weave in and out of kumquat rind and lemon candies. Convincing minerality and level acidity keep it high-pitched from start to finish. Brisk, yet enticing and fulfilling.

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Specs

  • Vintage2010
  • Varietal100% Chardonnay
  • WinemakerJulien Fayard
  • Vineyard100% Truchard Dolly Vineyard
  • Carneros, Napa Valley
  • Aging100% Stainless Steel, Cold fermentation on the lees for 9 months (no malolactic or secondary fermentation)
  • BottledMay 2011
  • Alcohol %14.5%
  • Production275 cases

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