2010 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Balanced and focused, the wine exhibits aromas of fresh citrus blossom, honeydew melon and slate.  The play of freshness and viscosity lifts honeysuckle and crème brulee flavors through the finish.  A beam of natural minerality gives structural support to the opulent texture."  – Kale Anderson, Director of Winemaking September 2012


100% Chardonnay



94 Points

James Laube, Wine Spectator, June 2012

A tour de force, with layers of rich, smoky oak, fig, honeydew melon and baked, glazed apple, this weaves together a broad range of flavors, yet for all its size remains elegant and delicate. A roasted marshmallow aftertaste marks the finish.

92 Points

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199, February 2012

The 2010 Chardonnay is a big, rich wine layered with tangerine, apricots, flowers and honeysuckle. The 2010 spent 11 months in French oak barrels (90% new) with lees stirring once a week, both of which add to the volume and density of the fruit. Hints of sweet French oak wrap around the delineated, generous finish. Anticipated maturity 2012-2016.


Erin Green
October 2 to October 21, 2010
August 18, 2011
September 1, 2012

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

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