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2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay

“Our 2010 Bald Mountain Chardonnay presents a gorgeous nose of red pear, candied lemon peel, and dulce de leche.
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Tasting Notes

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.

Vineyard Notes

Bald Mountain

Winemaker Notes

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 fruit.”
Vintage 2010
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Date September 22, 2010
Aging 50% new French oak: Rousseau, Damy, Francios Freres
Size 750 ml