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Black Cordon Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay

Black Cordon Vineyards

2012 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Russian River Valley Sonoma, CA


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Delight in two fabulous Angel Bonus Offers from Black Cordon Vineyards:

  1. Receive a bottle signed by the owner with any 6 bottle purchase.
  2. Enjoy a personalized wine tasting with the owners for 12 wine lovers with the purchase of this wine by the case (12 bottles).
Tasting Notes:
I find it interesting that the look of a wine usually seems to signal what the flavor profile will be - especially Chardonnay. This Laguna Road Vineyard 2012 is a bright shimmering gold with what I’d describe as reflective gold foil edges; very bright and lively…radiant and swirling. The nose is subtle but lively with a lemony, tangerine tinged freshness. Cool melon, and a hint of citrus blossom segue into rounder aromas of apricot and vanilla custard. The feel in the mouth is energetic. There is a great interplay between the cool, full, rich voluminous body of the wine and the vibrant, stimulating oak – acidity balance. Tangy Meyer lemon and tangerine echo this interplay with subtle melon and creamy toasted oak.  Lemony citrus holds the tangy note while a hint of minerality sneaks in to add complexity. The finish is fresh and delicious with lingering citrus and toasted crème brulee that pretty much sums up the complex interplay between tangy citrus and full richness that the wine’s complex elements have just shown us. I love how this wine is light on its feet in flavor yet full and rich in depth and feel. This wine evokes a memory for me of a cookie I used to have back in the 70’s called Lemon Coolers. It’s the same flavor interplay that was quite unique.
Tasting notes by owner, David Dunphy
  • Grapes
    100% Chardonnay
  • Region
    Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    180 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink over the next one to two years
Paul Hobbs - Winemaker
Julian Gonzalez - Assistant Winemaker
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Laguna Road Vineyard is perfectly situated in the Russian River Valley where the cool Pacific breezes filter in through the mountains.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Food Pairing Suggestions:
A luscious Chardonnay with crisp acidity makes for a fun wine to pair with food. Enjoy with chicken, turkey or sausage in a mild sauce. Also pairs well with creamy soups, meaty fish like salmon and sea bass, crab, lobster, scallops, cheese soufflé dishes, cream based pasta dishes and Caesar salad. Cheese pairings suggestions include triple cream cheese, Gouda, and aged Cheddar.
About the Winery
Black Cordon Vineyards A winemaker is like a ship's captain. A strong leader at the helm navigating the decisions from vineyard to bottle is vital to producing world class wine. When Karen and David Dunphy launched Black Cordon Vineyards, they knew they wanted an accomplished winemaker to steer their ship and there was only one name on their list - Paul Hobbs. Learn more