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2009 Chardonnay ~ Estate, Russian River Valley 750ml

Burgundian in style, this Chardonnay is distinctive, reflecting the Russian River Appellation where it’s grown. Warm days and cool nights help develop good acid; slow barrel fermentation in neutral French oak along with weekly lees stirring creates a wonderful mouthfeel while also preserving the fruity characteristics of this wine. Allowed to naturally go through maloactic fermentation, creating 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; this wine is unfiltered. This wine was made to compliment food with very little oak influence allowing for a rich and intense fruit forward wine.

 

2009 Viognier ~ Russian River Valley 750ml

On the nose you’ll smell apricots and passion fruit with notes of spice. On the palate, you’ll find good acid, balanced by citrus, apricots and nutmeg.

 

2009 Sauvignon Blanc ~ Dry Creek Valley 750ml

Made in a style reminiscent of Sancerre.  On the nose, you’ll discover notes of grass and orange blossoms. On the pallet, flavors of grapefruit, grass and just a hint of oak that’s accentuated by a balanced tartness.

 

Specs

2009 Chardonnay ~ Estate, Russian River Valley 750ml

  • Vineyard: Inspiration Vineyards, Estate
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Varietal Blend: Dijon Clone 4 on 5c rootstock
  • Harvest Date: October 8th 2009
  • Brix at Harvest: 24.6°
  • Total Acid: .57 g/L
  • pH: 3.55
  • Alcohol: 13.9%
  • Bottled Date: September 17th 2010
  • Release Date: March 1st 2011
  • Cases Produced: 174

Fermentation / Cellaring: For the first two weeks, fermentation occurred in tank at 40° F. It was then racked to French barrels, 20% new, the remaining two years old. The wine was then sur lees aged until bottling. The wine and its sediment was stirred, employing a French technique called “batonage” for 9 of the 11 months that the wine was being cellared.

 

2009 Viognier ~ Russian River Valley 750ml

  • Vineyard: Marsha’s Vineyard
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Varietal Blend: 100% Viognier
  • Harvest Date: September 30th 2009
  • Brix at Harvest: 26.5°
  • Total Acid: .70 g/L
  • pH: 3.45
  • Alcohol: 14.8%
  • Fermentation / Cellaring: Fermented and cellared in stainless steel.
  • Bottled Date: September 17th 2010
  • Release Date: March 1st 2011
  • Cases Produced: 190

As the crow flies west, this vineyard is about a mile away from Inspiration's estate vineyards in the Russian River Valley. In order to preserve the rich fruit characteristics of this wine, they fermented and aged this wine in stainless steel.

 

2009 Sauvignon Blanc ~ Dry Creek Valley 750ml

  • Vineyard: Rogers Vineyard
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Varietal Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Harvest Date: September 30th 2009
  • Brix at Harvest: 26.0°
  • Total Acid: .465 g/L
  • pH: 3.67 Alcohol: 14.9%
  • Bottled Date: February 4th 2011
  • Release Date: March 1st 2011
  • Cases Produced: 190

Fermentation / Cellaring: The first six weeks of fermentation occurred in temperature controlled stainless steel; followed by 25 months of aging in neutral French oak.

Winery Details

Inspiration Vineyards and Winery

Founded:
2002
Owners:
Barbara & Jon Phillips
Location:
Sonoma County, CA
Barbara and I moved to Sonoma County 10 years ago because of our passion for great wine.  After teaching about wine for 15 years, I was driven to follow my heart and become a wine maker.  All of our friends kept telling us we were an Inspiration because we followed our dreams.  Through hard work and determination, I was able to leave my fulltime corporate life three years ago and focus on making fantastic, balanced, food-friendly wines and offer them at a reasonable price.
 
Today, our winery produces approximately 1500 cases of wine annually; our average lot sizes are around 200 cases and can be as small at 20 cases, like our 100 year old “front yard” Zinfandel.

 

 

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