2010 Red Hen Ranch Chardonnay
The Red Hen Ranch is our “home vineyard” where our winery resides, and has long been a favorite of our family. The fruit from this ranch produces a very rich and complex Chardonnay.
Production: 950 cases
Vineyard: 100% Red Hen
Appellation: Oak Knoll, Napa Valley
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Winemaking Style: 14 months in French Oak, 50% new barrels
Pale yellow color and a developing, yet complex nose show aromas of golden delicious apple, pineapple, chamomile, honey, and charred oak. The palate has a medium body but pronounced intensity offering flavors of tropical fruit, apricot, lemon cream, and a medium finish with a hint of toasty, sweet oak. This wine is ready drink now, but has the potential to age for 3+ years.