2010 Winderlea Chardonnay

238 cases produced

Apple, candied lime, high-toned herbal extracts, and diverse floral perfumes waft from the glass of Winderlea’s 2010 Chardonnay, sourced from three vineyards in three A.V.A.s. Slightly less complex but undeniably winsome in the mouth, this preserves a nice balance of leesy richness with refreshment (enhanced by a mere 20% new barrels and roughly 15% small stainless steel tanks) through a satisfyingly persistent finish.

Vineyard & Clones
53% Carabella (Chehalem Mountain AVA), Dijon 76, 26% Hyland (McMinnville AVA), 108 & 4, 21% Thistle (Dundee Hills AVA), Dijon 95 & 76
Harvest Dates/Brix
Carabella – 10/18/10 with brix of 21.6, Hyland – 10/25/10 with brix of 19.8, Thistle – 10/18/10 with brix of 23.5
Finished Alcohol
13.3%
Aging
French Oak Barrels (87%) and Stainless Steel (13%), Approximately 20% new barrels. Aged for 10 months.
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
238
Release
Summer 2012
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