The 2010 North Coast Chardonnay is a blend of the best Chardonnay vineyards from the North Coast's cool growing regions. It is packed with pear, apple, and citrus aromas and shows exceptional depth and body. It offers rich flavors of green apple and lemon and is surrounded by toasty French oak, followed by a crisp, clean, lingering finish. 50% of this Chardonnay is barrel fermented in new and one year old French oak and aged sur lie. Enjoy it on its own or pair it with your favorite grilled poultry or seafood. I hope you enjoy this wine as much as my family and I do.
Bruce Cohn, manager of the California rock band, The Doobie Brothers, purchased the original area in 1974. He named the property the Olive Hill Estate Vineyards after the grove of 145-year-old olive Picholine olive trees, from which he continues to make ultra-premium olive oil. After selling grapes to other wineries for several years, Cohn founded his own winery, B.R. Cohn, in 1984. His first winemaker was the now-famous Helen Turley. Since 1987, the winery hosts an annual charity Fall Music Festival and golf event. Like other wineries in the area it maintains a wine club and public tasting room, and hosts weddings and other events. Bruce Cohn continues to live on the estate, from where he manages both the Doobie Brothers band and the wine and oil operations. In 2015, the winery was bought by Vintage Wine Estates. Cohn and his family continue to reside on the property and he is moving on from working at the winery to focus on managing the Doobie Brothers.