2008 LA BRUME CHARDONNAYWine Match Special Selection

100% Chardonnay
Michel Schlumberger

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $32.00
club price: $28.80
available:None
cases:450
formats: 750mL
released:Feb 14, 2011
date profiled:Jul 15, 2011
region:Northern California
AVA:Dry Creek Valley
vineyards:Michel Schlumberger Estat ... Michel Schlumberger Estate Vineyards
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:14.5%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:20% New  
oak aging: 13 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100% Dry Creek Valley
 
ships to: CA CO NH NY OH TX
 
Winemaker Mike Brunson Notes
I was never great at math. Maybe there is something to that left brain, right brain concept. Experience has taught me that one needs both spheres working hard to shepherd a good wine all the way to the bottle. But, the following equation seemed to come to me with very little strain: Eastside + Westside + Bradford Mountain + Dijon clone + vigor limiting rootstock + limited irrigation + organic farming + hand-picked at night + gentle pressing + 20% new French oak fermentation with resident yeast = Delicious 2008 La Brume Chardonnay.

This wine took a lot of effort, care, patience, and some luck to create. The effort is expressed in the growing season, which was long, as were the harvest days. Care shows itself in the sense that we ca ...more... re for every wine, every minute of the day and night. Most of you know we spend a lot of time and resources growing, processing our beautiful, flavor-filled grapes. Patience...this one just goes without explanation, right? Luck? You bet! One of the most overlooked aspects of winemaking is that we're dealing with an agricultural product and Ma Nature can challenge us whenever she wants. And when she does, and we work together -with a bit of luck- as a team, we can make a delicious, elegant bottle of wine that showcases our best efforts as well as hers. I hope you enjoy this 2008 La Brume Chardonnay. We’re tasting it in the cellar right now. Believe me, it all adds up.
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