Lot 324 2010 Atlas Peak, Napa Valley Chardonnay

Lot 324
2010 Atlas Peak Chardonnay

91 pts: Wilfred Wong, BevMo; Orange blossom, lemon curd, and toasted almond aromatics underpinned with spicy pear and apple aromas.
$14
  • Denver International Wine Competition Gold Winner
The nose is layered with orange blossom, lemon curd, and toasted almond aromatics underpinned with spicy pear and apple aromas. The palate is unctuous with creamy oak but lifted and complex with ripe pear, pretty minerality and honeysuckle notes. There is tremendous length to this wine despite its youth, indicating there is more here to come.

Style: Light, Crisp

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Lemon, Pear

Cam Confidential
Lot 324 is a continuation of our Atlas Peak Chardonnay program in terms of “fruit sourcing”, but a change in direction when it comes to “wine style”. With the addition of barrel fermentations, partial malolactic fermentation (about 30% of the wine went through malo) and an increase in new French and Hungarian cooperage (to 30%), the resulting style is bolder and richer while still respecting the beautiful floral aromatics and ripe tree fruit.
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