2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay
“Our 2010 Bald Mountain Chardonnay presents a gorgeous nose of red pear, candied lemon peel, and dulce de leche.
Our 2010 Bald Mountain Chardonnay presents a gorgeous nose of red pear, candied lemon peel, and
dulce de leche. The creamy mouth is layered with crème brulée and white peach, with the sweet vanilla
and subtle nutmeg of high quality French oak extending long into the finish. Subtle oak-framing and
well-balanced acidity gives the wine structure, elegance and versatility.
Bald Mountain, a neighbor of Mount Veeder, is situated in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western
border of the Napa Valley. The south-facing vineyard sits at nearly 1600 ft above sea level, and offers
stunning views of both the Sonoma and Napa Valleys, as well as of Marin’s Mt. Tamalpais to the south.
Cool sunshine is abundant throughout the growing season, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly while
varietal character evolves completely.
Philippe Melka, Bordeaux-bred (Chateau Haut Brion, Petrus) and– recently heralded by
Robert Parker as one of the top nine winemakers in the world. “Where possible, I will minimize winemaking
techniques in the cellar so I can create a wine that tells the story of the vineyard. In the end, it must be about the
||September 22, 2010
||50% new French oak: Rousseau, Damy, Francios Freres