WALT La Brisa Chardonnay 2010
Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The 2010 WALT La Brisa Sonoma County Chardonnay boasts a deep straw color. Bright, playful aromatics featuring tropical fruit and melon followed by hints of sweet hazelnut and toasted marshmallow. The creamy palate is deep, lush, and overflowing with apricot, pear and citrus flavors with a penetrating, complex finish that sails on and on. Expect the wine to gain complexity over the next 2-5 years.
"This clean, pure white features notes of ripe white peach, citrus, light cedary oak and cooking spices. Full-bodied and intense, this is a touch raw, complex and persistent. Drink now through 2018."
"Hazy medium gold. Exotic, high-toned aromas of apricot nectar, pineapple, mango, honey and coconut; a bit Sauternes-like! Fine-grained, thick and exotic, but with plenty of underlying acidity giving shape to the wine's thick texture. Finishes with strong flavors of fresh and dried apricot. Totally unrestrained chardonnay for fans of the style."
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WALT is dedicated to the production of premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Pacific Coast's most distinctive vineyard sites, spanning nearly 1000 miles and including Sta. Rita Hills, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, and the Willamette Valley. Their philosophy is that of precision, non-interventionist winemaking, thereby allowing the wines to naturally and honestly express the...
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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...
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