2010 Stony Hill Chardonnay

$42.00 / each
Quantity:  
$453.60 / Case

"I believe this is going to be a great wine...it already is!"  That's what winemaker Mike Chelini says about our 2010 Chardonnay vintage.  As always, it is pale straw in color.  Its aromas carry a distinctive minerality backed by green apple, Muscat and lemon zest.  The mouth feel combines richness and acidity, and it's that balance of fruit and tartness that we always strive for.  Apples, lemon and an earthy minerality dominate the palate, followed by the long, delicate finish with that luscious Chardonnay fruite lingering on.  The 2010 reminds Mike of past vintages from his favorite vineyard #s 1 and 2, and he looks forward to pairing it with Michael Hildbold's prize-winning Mussels in Saffron Cream Sauce.

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 18 - 26 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Chardonnay
Grapes: 100% grown, produced, and bottled at Stony Hill Vineard Harvest Date: 9/21 - 10/14
Fermentation Time: 2 weeks in 5-30-year-old French and American Oak barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 10 months in aged French Oak barrels Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: 06/14/2011 Total Acidity: .69
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.37 Aging Potential: 5+ years
Production: 2,004 cases Release Date: Sepetember 2012
Price at Winery: $42.00 per bottle  

 
2010 Stony Hill Chardonnay