2009 SOLITUDE CHARDONNAY

100% Chardonnay
Dreyer Wine, LLC

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $29.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:3180
formats: 750mL
released:Oct 11, 2010
date profiled:Jan 4, 2011
region:Northern California
AVA:Los Carneros
vineyards:Sangiacomo Family Vineyar ... Sangiacomo Family Vineyards
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:25.8°
alcohol:14.2%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:25% French |75% Americ ... 25% French |75% American  
oak barrels:33% New  
oak aging: 10 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100%
 
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Winemaker Richard Litsch Notes
The 2009 growing season in the Carneros offered near-perfect conditions for producing high quality Chardonnay. The weather was fairly mild all summer with few heat spikes. The weather pushed harvest back to early October that allowed for ample grape hang time. This is always desirable to develop optimal flavors in the grapes, so long as any early rains do not threaten the crop which did not occour until after our harvest ended.

This vintage exemlefies the style of wine we try to achieve at SOLITUDE. Layers of oak complement the tropical fruit flavors of the Carneros appelation. Our wine is dry, full and very rich but retains refreshing acidity to keep the wine well balanced. Traditional Burgundian techniques of barrel fermentation ...more... , lees stirring and secondary malo-lactic fermentation increase complexity and richness. The wine drinks beautifully in its youth and will gain aromation and flavor complexity with additional age.
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