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Kesner "Rockbreak" Chardonnay 2009 (Sonoma Coast, California)
Kesner "Rockbreak" Chardonnay 2009 (Sonoma Coast, California)


 
 

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Winery: Kesner Wines
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Sonoma Coast, California
Vintage: 2009
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: KESNERCHARDROCKBREAK09-W

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About the Winery:

Kesner Wines was formed in 2002, during my tenure managing Hudson Vineyards in Carneros. Growing fruit for many of the top winemakers in the country, and then sorrowfully seeing my year's work leave on other people's trucks drove me to stay up all night and hand press a single barrel of Chardonnay during that harvest. The light bulb went off.

The next year it was three barrels and our inaugural Chardonnay was released to some of the best restaurants in the country. It was the Highly Recommended Chardonnay at The French Laundry and we have garnered that placement with every vintage since.

I have approached winemaking from a very strong foundation in the vineyard. I think more winemakers should own a pair of pruning shears. In 2008 I moved to northern Sonoma county and joined Kistler Vineyards as assistant winemaker where my time is split between the vineyards and the winery.

About the Wine:

The fruit for this wine is primarily from a vineyard that was planted for us in Southern Sonoma County by good friend Steve Matthiasson. The site is driven by a coastal influence, but over a soil series that includes enough river run cobble to break any farming implements that dare try to tame it. Delicate white flowers paired with a steely sulfide component, and wet rocks dominate the nose. Tones of lightly grilled Meyer lemons and fresh creme. A medium-full yet crisp body, with more pronounced citrus like acids than Sandrift, that lend to the racy finish. Native fermentation in barrel.

Aged in same barrels, 15% newer French Oak. 16 months sur lie.
124 Cases Produced

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