2010 WALT "La Brisa" Sonoma County Chardonnay
Our WALT “La Brisa” Sonoma County Chardonnay is a blend of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast vineyards, whose cool microclimates and restrictive soils grow complex, compelling fruit. This 2010 bottling captures this appellation’s vibrancy, ripe tropical and citrus fruits, and incredible persistence.
With both of our Chardonnays, we allow optimal ripeness in the vineyard. We wait for the evolution of flavor and textural maturity, in balance with vineyard conditions, to realize the wine’s desired flavor profile. In the winery, we are relentlessly gentle and manage every minute aspect of the process with the utmost care.
The 2010 WALT “La Brisa” Sonoma County Chardonnay boasts a deep straw color. Bright, playful aromatics feature tropical fruit and melon, followed by hints of sweet hazelnut and toasted marshmallow. The creamy palate is deep, lush, and overflowing with apricot, pear and citrus flavors, with a penetrating, complex finish that sails on and on. Expect the wine to gain complexity over the next 2-5 years.
BLEND: 100% CHARDONNAY
VINEYARDS: DUTTON RANCH AND SANGIACOMO VINEYARD
CLONES: OLD WENTE
PRODUCTION: 330 CASES
PRICE: $35/750 ML BOTTLE