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Chasseur Chardonnay Russian River Valley Lorenzo 2005

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Acidity: 6.3 g/L Alcohol: 14.1%% Appellation: Russian River Valley Bottling Date: March 09, 2007 Fermentation: 100% malolactic Harvest Date: November 1, 2007 Sugar: 24.3 Brix Tasting Notes: Bright, forthcoming and expressive of its distinctive fruit source, this tightly-packed, mineral-infused Chardonnay offers Corton-Charlemagne-like structure and balance coupled with a sense of ripeness and flash that is pointedly Californian. Aromas of apple skin, honeycomb, white peach and preserved lemon are firmed and darkened by strong undertones of gun-flint and toasted grain. In the mouth, it seems charged with fruit energy and is cuttingly crisp, as its compressed flavors of green apple, white peach, nutmeg and vanilla are again foiled by bright acidity and mineral firmness. The finish is ultra long, polished and sleek, with apple skin, white peach, Green Gage plum, bees wax, custard, lemon and flint joining with fine harmony. Terrific, yet it may improve for 5 years. Time In Oak: 17 months in French oak Vineyard Notes: Clone - Wente Selection Vintage Notes: The 2005 vintage was the finest this winery has ever seen. Excellent for Chardonnay and especially for Pinot Noir. The yield was low due to late spring rain which caused shatter. The further west the greater the impact. The growing season was long with no weather related abnormalities which lasted well into the end of October, creating longer than normal hang time. Save for low yields a near perfect vintage.

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Hunter Wine Cellars, LLC:
Chasseur Wines is dedicated to small lot, hand-crafted wines in the old French tradition with emphasis on vineyard designates. Our small size (presently about 2,700 cases) allows complete control over the winemaking process, therefore, enabling us to produce the finest wines the fruit has to offer. We are pursuing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay's final and possibly finest frontier, Sonoma's 'West Co... Read more
Chasseur Wines is dedicated to small lot, hand-crafted wines in the old French tradition with emphasis on vineyard designates. Our small size (presently about 2,700 cases) allows complete control over the winemaking process, therefore, enabling us to produce the finest wines the fruit has to offer. We are pursuing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay's final and possibly finest frontier, Sonoma's 'West County'. Still in its renaissance this area is composed of the western edge of the Russian River Valley and beyond, known as the 'true' Sonoma Coast. This area is in and around the townships of Sebastopol, Freestone and Occidental. Read less

Acidity: 6.3 g/L Alcohol: 14.1%% Appellation: Russian River Valley Bottling Date: March 09, 2007 Fermentation: 100% malolactic Harvest Date: November 1, 2007 Sugar: 24.3 Brix Tasting Notes: Bright, forthcoming and expressive of its distinctive fruit source, this tightly-packed, mineral-infused Chardonnay offers Corton-Charlemagne-like structure and balance coupled with a sense of ripeness and flash that is pointedly Californian. Aromas of apple skin, honeycomb, white peach and preserved lemon are firmed and darkened by strong undertones of gun-flint and toasted grain. In the mouth, it seems charged with fruit energy and is cuttingly crisp, as its compressed flavors of green apple, white peach, nutmeg and vanilla are again foiled by bright acidity and mineral firmness. The finish is ultra long, polished and sleek, with apple skin, white peach, Green Gage plum, bees wax, custard, lemon and flint joining with fine harmony. Terrific, yet it may improve for 5 years. Time In Oak: 17 months in French oak Vineyard Notes: Clone - Wente Selection Vintage Notes: The 2005 vintage was the finest this winery has ever seen. Excellent for Chardonnay and especially for Pinot Noir. The yield was low due to late spring rain which caused shatter. The further west the greater the impact. The growing season was long with no weather related abnormalities which lasted well into the end of October, creating longer than normal hang time. Save for low yields a near perfect vintage.

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