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- Dream Walking -

Chardonnay 2009

The Story
The Profile

There’s no word in English for the feeling you get when you’ve just awoken from a dream and you’re still lingering in its haze, wanting to climb back in and drift away for just a few minutes more. The memory hangs on, beckoning you back with its siren call, while your brain begins to buzz trying to put into words exactly what made the dream so enticing, so perfectly adept at excavating and presenting your deepest yearnings. Dream Walking captures that ephemeral state with a vibrant, balanced and impressive mouth-coating texture.

This elegant and enticing California Chardonnay is a blend of grapes from the cool Santa Lucia Highlands and Mendocino County. Dream Walking will pair best with long, thought-provoking conversation, but it will also sing with a simple roast chicken, grilled shrimp or a seafood risotto. 

 

Region

California: Sub regions: Mendocino, Santa Rita Hills

 

Climate

Sourced from the generally cooler growing areas of California in an effort to preserve freshness and create a wine of balance and finesse.

 

Blending

Blending the first vintage of Dream Walking took the most work of any wine. The tasting encompassed hundreds if not thousands of samples over several months. Finding the right component parts to blend together for a wine that results in finesse, balance and food-friendliness is not easy. Diligence and the wisdom and experience of Andy Erickson helped to finally bring this blend together in a way that I hope exhibits the best of what California Chardonnay can be. Faint tropical notes of pineapple and banana peel interplay with brighter steelier notes of meyer lemon. The Sta Rita Hills component offers a roundness of texture and a bit of nuttiness on the nose.

 

Tasting Note

Dream Walking carries classic California Chardonnay aromas of toasted almonds, melon, pineapple, green apple and jasmine blossom. A gentle but bright mouthfeel rounds out towards the finish with a nice lift and notes of candied lemon peel.

Color
Golden
Nose
Toasty almonds, jasmine, meyer lemon
Palate
Broad, medium-weight

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Dream Walking
Chardonnay 2009
750 mL

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