2010 Stonestreet “Broken Road” Chardonnay
$35 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
Gary’s Notes: Here’s a limited wine with great scores. I love the fact that the winemaker hails from South Africa, a place where they have expertise in crafting white wines. Fruit for this wine was grown in Alexander Valley where seismic activity near the vineyard literally caused the “broken road” for which this wine is named.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Bright yellow-straw. Pungent lime zest, green tropical fruits, pineapple and snap pea on the nose. Densely packed, tight and minerally, with terrific definition and a tactile quality reminiscent of peach nectar. Very concentrated, vibrant wine with a long, lightly saline finish. From vines planted at 1,800 feet.”
“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: “The 2010 Chardonnay Broken Road is a textured wine graced with notable depth and richness. This is a slightly fatter style than the Upper Barn, but there is no shortage of minerality or vibrancy here. The Broken Road comes across as quite round and totally complete. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.” –Antonio Galloni
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