2010 Copain "Brosseau Vineyard" Chalone Chardonnay

SKU #1111701 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (barrel-fermented in older barriques): Green-gold. High-pitched aromas of lime, lemongrass and chalky minerals. Bright, racy and precise, showing concentrated, strikingly vivid citrus fruit and floral flavors and a hint of iodine. Lingers with impressive tenacity, leaving mineral, spice and jasmine notes behind. Guthrie told me that this wine, which is sourced from limestone-rich soil, clocks in at a very low 3.18 pH.  (5/2011)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Chardonnay Brosseau is rich, voluptuous and deeply expressive, yet also supported by plenty of acidity and minerality. Crushed rocks, graphite and lemon oil come together nicely in the glass. There is an attractive mid-palate juiciness that serves to balance the wine’s insistent minerality. This is a fabulous showing from one of the very best Chardonnay vineyards in California. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016.  (4/2013)

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/29/2013 | Send Email
"Brings the Burg," my tasting notes read. This is clearly a terrific site within the Chalone AVA for Chardonnay. A beautifully bright take on Chardonnay, with crisp apples and hints of fennel, as well as an impressive core of minerality and acidity. A serious Chardonnay.

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- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
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Monterey/Carmel Valley

- These heavily planted regions on either side of the vast Salinas Valley account for much of the mass-produced, commercial wine sold in supermarkets nationwide. In the hills, however, and in sub-AVAs like Chalone and Santa Lucia Highlands, quality is much higher. Pinot noir and chardonnay look to be particularly promising.