2010 Vintage

Our wines recently arrived in the U.S. and are available for purchase. This represents an opportunity to obtain many super premium “reserva” wines that will be produced in very limited quantities.

You can purchase these wine by clicking this link – Chaiken Vineyards Online Shop

 

The wines offered are:

Chaiken Vineyards Generaciones Corte wine labelGeneraciones Corte 2010
The 2010 vintage of Chaiken Vineyards’ Generaciones Corte is a blend of four varietals – 51% Malbec, 28% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Syrah.
Harvest:
All grapes were picked in April 2010 from vines planted in our own vineyard in 2007. Yields were less than 2 tons per acre.
Fermentation:
Grape varietals were fermented separately. After a cold maceration of 8-10 days at approximately 8°C (varied by varietal), yeast and nutrients were added and the stainless steel tanks were allowed to warm to encourage fermentation. The wines fermented dry in 28 days and were racked into approximately 50% new French oak and 50% second use French oak barrels. Final alcohol content is 15.3%.
Barrel Age, Blending, and Bottling:
After 8 months of barrel age, the wine was blended in stainless steel tanks and returned to the barrel for an additional 6 months of barrel age. The wine was bottled in October 2011 and arrived in the U.S. in December 2011.

 

Chaiken Vineyards Generaciones Syrah wine labelGeneraciones Syrah 2010
The 2010 vintage of Chaiken Vineyards’ Generaciones Syrah is 85% Syrah with, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Franc added to enhance complexity.
Harvest:
All grapes were picked in April 2010 from vines planted in our own vineyard in 2007. Yields were less than 2 tons per acre.
Fermentation:
All grape varietals were fermented separately. The Syrah underwent 12 days of cold maceration at 8°C. Yeast and nutrients were then added and the stainless steel tanks were allowed to warm to encourage fermentation. The wines fermented dry in 28 days and were racked into 50% new and 50% second use French oak barrels. Alcohol content is 15.2%.
Barrel Age, Blending, and Bottling:
After 8 months of barrel age, the wine was blended in stainless steel tanks and returned to the barrel for an additional 6 months of barrel age. The wine was bottled in October 2011 and arrived in the U.S. in December 2011.

Chaiken Vineyards Malbec wine labelGeneraciones Malbec 2010
The 2010 vintage of Chaiken Vineyards’ Generaciones Malbec is 85% Malbec with, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc added to enhance complexity.
Harvest:
All grapes were hand picked in April 2010 from vines planted in our own vineyard in 2007. Yields were less than 2 tons per acre.
Fermentation:
All grape varietals were fermented separately. The Malbec underwent 8 days of cold maceration at 9°C. Yeast and nutrients were then added and the stainless steel tanks were allowed to warm to encourage fermentation. The wines fermented dry in 28 days and were racked into 100% new French oak barrels. Final alcohol content is 15.4%
Barrel Age, Blending, and Bottling:
After 8 months of barrel age, the wine was blended in stainless steel tanks and returned to the barrel for an additional 6 months of barrel age. The wine was bottled in October 2011 and arrived in the U.S. in December 2011.

 

Chaiken Vineyards Generaciones Cabernet Franc wine labelGeneraciones Cabernet Franc 2010
The 2010 vintage of Chaiken Vineyards’ Generaciones Cabernet Franc is 85% Cabernet Franc with 12% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon added to enhance complexity.
Harvest:
Grapes were picked in April 2010 from vines planted in our own vineyard in 2007. Yields were less than 2 tons per acre.
Fermentation:
Grape varietals were fermented separately. The Cabernet franc underwent 9 days of cold maceration at 8°C. Yeast and nutrients were then added and the stainless steel tanks were allowed to warm to encourage fermentation. The wines fermented dry in 28 days and were racked into 100% second use French oak barrels. Alcohol content is 14.9%.
Barrel Age, Blending, and Bottling:
After 8 months of barrel age, the wine was blended in stainless steel tanks and returned to the barrel for an additional 6 months of barrel age. The wine was bottled in October 2011 and arrived in the U.S. in December 2011.