2010 Migration Santa Maria Valley Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay

2010 Migration Santa Maria Valley Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay

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Grown in sandy soils, Dierberg’s meticulously farmed vines face the full force of the winds that sweep off the Pacific, producing low yields of concentrated Chardonnay. The result is a wine with length and force that is highlighted by bright acidity and beautiful peach, nectarine and white flower aromatics.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Chardonnay Cooperage 100% Barrel Fermentation 100% French Oak 35% New Oak, 65% Second Vintage
Winemaker Notes
This is an intense and alluring Chardonnay, with a smooth, creamy mid-palate, excellent acidity and a long expressive finish. The aromas are bright and inviting, with layers of orange blossom, anise and Granny Smith apple. These elements are echoed on the palate, where they are joined by lush tropical notes of fresh-cut pineapple that carry through to a satisfying finish.
Production
Though the beginning of the growing season was cold and wet, we had a successful bloom and set. Because the cool weather continued into summer, we applied extensive canopy management and vineyard floor cultivation, with little-to-no irrigation. After heat spikes in late August and early September, the end of the season was nice and temperate, and we were able to harvest ripe, high-quality fruit before any rain events. Despite its challenges, 2010 proved excellent for cool-climate winegrowing, delivering elegant wines with depth of flavor and superb balance at relatively low Brix.
Other Notes
Release Date: March 2012

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Vineyard Designation
Dierberg Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 1, 2010
Sugar
24.5° Brix
Acid
0.60 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.43
Aging
10 Months
Fermentation
100% Malolactic
Bottling Date
July 2011
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
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Wine Enthusiast
94

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