Ideology 2007 Boriolo Vineyard Chardonnay

***SOLD OUT***
- 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.

Tasting Notes
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
 

Wine Profile
Production Notes
100% Chardonnay; 100% Whole cluster pressed and 100% Malolactic Fermentation
Winemaker Notes
Our winemaker, Brian Graham, believes that the vineyard is absolutely the most important factor when creating a wine. “For me, it’s the vineyard that creates the quality and a wine’s uniqueness. Really it’s all about the vineyards.”
Production
Only 225 Cases Produced; Winemaker - Brian Graham
Ideology 2007 Boriolo Vineyard Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2007
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Boriolo Vineyard
Aging
14 months in 65% new French Oak
Fermentation
100% Malolactic Fermentation
Residual Sugar
0% Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
14.2
Alcohol %
14.2