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2010 Kesner Rockbreak Chardonnay

ITEM 8093236 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8111577 2 $15 Feb 13, 2022
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RATINGS

91Vinous / IWC

Juicy, deeply pitched orchard fruit and bitter citrus pith flavors show impressive energy and pick up a spicy nuance with air.

90Wine Spectator

Marked by rich, honeyed flavors, this offers honeysuckle, fig, pineapple and apricot notes, turning spicy and oaky on the finish.

PRODUCER

Kesner

Kesner Wines was founded in 2002 by Jason Kesner, who managed Hudson Vineyards in Carneros before trying his hand at winemaking. He started with one barrel of Chardonnay and by the following vintage his Chardonnay was being recommended at The French Laundry, one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious restaurants. In 2008 he became assistant winemaker at Kistler Vineyards while continuing to make his own limited production wines from grapes sourced from the Sonoma Coast, the Russian River Valley, Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Kesner focuses on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but has also made Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache and Zinfandel blends. The wines are available primarily by mailing list.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.