Black Cordon Vineyards 2010 Ritchie Vineyard, Block L Chardonnay

  • Year: 2010
  • Winery: Black Cordon Vineyards
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Napa Valley
  • Retail Price: $65.00
  • Sale Price: $55.00

Quantities limited, please call for availability.

This is a very sexy and sophisticated white wine starting with the seductive, shimmering, light green – gold color that has a fresh, cool, infinitely deep look about it. The nose is delicate and shy yet intensely focused. The initial mouthwatering aroma of vibrant citrus wrapped in toasty oak merges with a lingering, complex, layered flaky crust, tart apricot pastry. Accent nuances of just squeezed lemon peel, tangerine and floral notes of lemon blossom with just a whisper of Jasmine flirt for attention.

94 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Oct. 12): "Attractively appley fruit with a slight citrus blossom bent is nicely fitted out with an enriching layer of creamy oak in this wine's so easy to access aromas. Medium-full to full in body and equipped with balancing acids that keep its drift into slight oiliness in good stead, this one would seem to invite early enjoyment yet has the depth and reserve to age into better if held for a another year or two in bottle. Try it with chicken breasts in creamy sauces for a real treat now or later, and do not be surprised if this deep and compelling wine lasts for years."

Just 300 cases made.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.