- Featured in the May 2010 Silenus Vintners Wine Club package
- Retailed for $36
The Boriolo Vineyard sits atop a knoll in the Russian River Valley where full sun and a cool breeze create the perfect environment for growing Chardonnay. Using the same fermentation and aging as our 2007 Blondie Gone Wild Chardonnay, the Russian River fruit offers a slightly more elegant version of oaked chardonnay. Overall, this is an elegant oaked chardonnay with a brighter fruit forward profile and well balanced acidity.
Picked and transported as quickly as possible the grapes go immediately into the press for a very long and gentle pressing cycle, sometimes taking up to 8 hours. The fermentation is relatively cool to help and retain the bright, tropical fruit flavors associated with this varietal. The barrels were stirred once a week during fermentation and aged on the lees until bottling.
Crisp, fresh clove honey, ripe pears, exotic Asian spices with hints of Gardenia and Honeysuckle on the nose with a wonderful transition into rich honey flavors, white tropical fruits and ripe honey dew melon on the palate. Tangerines, cloves and vanilla bean complete the elegant, rich, ultra long finish.
- Brian Graham, Winemaker