2010 Jayson Chardonnay North Coast

“The beautiful straw yellow hue of the 2010 Jayson Chardonnay opens with aromas of honeysuckle, subtle tangerine and white peach.  This wine has a bright core with hints of minerality and lemon zest, leading to a juicy, weighty long finish with lingering notes of vanilla and toast.” – Erin Green, Winemaker 

“The 2009 Jayson Chardonnay is pale yellow-green in color.  Composed of both Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast fruit, it reveals 
kiwi, melon, tangelo and lemon-lime curd with an underlying flintiness and minerality.  Tropical fruit flavors come through on 
the luscious palate, balanced by a crisp acidity.” – Erin Green, Winemaker  “The 2009 Jayson Chardonnay is pale yellow-green in color.  Composed of both Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast fruit, it reveals kiwi, melon, tangelo and lemon-lime curd with an underlying flintiness and minerality.  Tropical fruit flavors come through on the luscious palate, balanced by a crisp acidity.” – Erin Green, Winemaker  

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Critics

89 Points

James Laube, Wine Spectator, December 2011

Fresh and vibrant, with snappy, ripe pear, green apple and floral scents that show a touch of Key lime and citrus. Full-bodied and still a bit raw and leesy, but very complete. Drink now through 2018.

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Erin Green
Alcohol:
14.9%
Harvested:
October 2 to October 21, 2010
Bottled:
August 19, 2011

The grapes were hand-sorted and gently whole-cluster pressed. After overnight settling, the juice was racked to barrels for 100% native yeast barrel fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in 90% new French oak barrels for eleven months on the lees, which were stirred weekly. It was not fined or sterile filtered.

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