2012 Ideology Blondie
Wine Specs
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Red Hen Vineyard
Alcohol %

2012 Ideology Blondie

This lush, mouth-filling Chardonnay grows just south of our estate at the Red Hen Vineyard. The small-berried Sees clone was matched with the well-drained alluvial soil and mild conditions to yield a wine that’s full-bodied in structure but also nuanced in texture and flavor.



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Hand harvested, the whole clusters were slowly and gently pressed over a period of hours to extract Chardonnay’s signature bright, fruity and floral character without a hint of bitterness. Following a long, cool fermentation with weekly stirring, the wine was aged on the yeast lees, adding to complexity and creating a smooth, creamy texture to complement the long, citrusy finish. 



The bright, fresh aroma of Asian pear, tropical melon, honeysuckle and clove is nicely framed by vanilla and lemon zest. On the palate rich, creamy layers of honeydew melon, caramel, Asian pear and fresh tangerine linger, finishing with Meyer lemon and spice. 

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(Sep 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM)
Bitter almond...that's the predominant taste with which I am left. Interesting though, lifting the glass to the nose; there are some pleasant floral associations I am expecting to fulfill when I bring the glass to lips. Alas, promise unfulfilled. After an initial burst of of fruit on the tongue, you are are left with bitter almond...and it persists through to the end. Sad, really, at this price point I was so looking forward to the generic structure one comes to expect so aptly described in the "Tasting Notes".

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