Inspiration Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

From our own vineyards in the Russian River Valley, this wine was made to compliment food with very little oak influence allowing for a rich and intense fruit forward wine.

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Inspiration Vineyards & Winery:
Founded in 2002, Inspiration Vineyards and Winery produces approximately 1000 cases annually, spread among seven different wines. In 2002, while waiting for our permits, we contracted with another winery facility where we could produce our first commercial wines. In June of 2003, we announced our first release, and by fall our official winery operation began on-site, with the production of ap... Read more
Founded in 2002, Inspiration Vineyards and Winery produces approximately 1000 cases annually, spread among seven different wines. In 2002, while waiting for our permits, we contracted with another winery facility where we could produce our first commercial wines. In June of 2003, we announced our first release, and by fall our official winery operation began on-site, with the production of approximately 500 cases. Besides continuing our efforts in producing a quality product, our new focus has been to broaden our distribution through expansion of our commercial accounts. Our mission is to produce high quality, food friendly wines at an affordable price for the consumer; using the finest quality grapes grown in an appropriate terroir, from appellations that are known and respected. Our philosophy is simple; great wines can only be made with excellent grapes. As a winegrower, it is our job to pick our fruit at the peak of ripeness and handle it carefully during the winemaking process. The resulting efforts are wines that show off the region and vineyard where they’re grown. Our wines are also meant to be enjoyed right away, with the potential of improving with a few additional years of aging. Tasting Room Appointments must be made in advance to visit our winery. Please allow ample time when planning a visit. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Welcome to another Burgundian vintage of this wine! Our Chardonnay is distinctive, reflecting the Russian River Appellation where it’s grown. Warm days and cool nights help develop good acid; our slow barrel fermentation in neutral French oak along with weekly lees stirring creates a wonderful mouth feel while also preserving the fruity characteristics of this wine. Allowed to naturally go through maloactic fermentation, you will find a perfect balance of acid and fruit with vanilla on the nose followed by some minerality and an abundance of pears and apples on the finish; like our red wines, this wine is unfiltered.

From our own vineyards in the Russian River Valley, this wine was made to compliment food with very little oak influence allowing for a rich and intense fruit forward wine.

Aged 11 months in French Oak.

Notes: Fermented and sur lees aged in two year old French oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.9% pH: 3.51
Total Acidity: 0.78 grams per liter

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