This wine is produced from a vineyard owned by Tim and Angela Coddington whose grapes have made a portion of the Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay since 1998. It is a vineyard that produces very rich and unctuous Chardonnay that we have often thought could make an excellent single vineyard wine. In 2006 we decided to give Coddington single vineyard status to reflect this vineyard’s unique character.
The 2009 vintage produced delightfully clean and ripe Chardonnay with racy acidity. The wine from the Coddington vineyard shows the typical ripe peachy fruit we expect from this site. The palate is forward with a luxurious creamy texture and lovely balancing acidity. This wine, while delicious in its youth, will benefit from a period of bottle maturation of two to four years.