2010 Kesner - Chardonnay Rockbreak 750ml

USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

IWC 91   Collector 92
2010 Kesner - Chardonnay Rockbreak Front View

Photo of actual year not available

This wine is currently sold out. However, many times we can still locate this wine for you. Use the contact form below to request assistance.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.

Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Bright yellow-gold. Ripe pear and nectarine aromas are complemented by notes of sweet butter, anise and smoky lees. Juicy, deeply pitched orchard fruit and bitter citrus pith flavors show impressive energy and pick up a spicy nuance with air. Plush and lively, with excellent finishing clarity and lingering minerality.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 168

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 01/25/2014
Drink Dates:

Average rating: 91, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

25 bottles owned by 5 collectors.

  The Vinfolio Difference  

Since its founding in 2003, Vinfolio has brought the rarest and highest-quality wines to the the collector market. Located in San Francisco and Napa, we are a company of wine experts who understand and value the importance of wine provenance. Our premium supplier relationships and first-in-class technology help us protect your wine from sourcing through shipping with extraordinary care that only we can provide. Don't trust your fine wine with anything less!

Learn More

About This Producer


As Vineyard Manager for Lee Hudson's "grand cru" property in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, Jason Kesner is closely connected to the natural production of world-class Chardonnay. Several years ago he began producing a Hudson-designated Chardonnay under the Kesner label. Since the inception, this small, 500-case production brand has set the standard for this amazing property. Kesner recently departed from Hudson to begin working with Russian River legend Steve Kistler.

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

VinCellar Collectors Who Own This Wine Also Own

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
 

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers