Style
White
Type

Still

Winemaker

Sam Smith

Appellation

Santa Lucia Highlands

Varieties

Chardonnay

Viticulture

Grapes are planted on 18 acres of the winery's organic Double L vineyard at 150-550 m above sea level. Average age of vines is 21 years. Grapes are harvested by hand in the fall, yielding 3 tons/acre on average.

Soil

Sandy & shaly loam

Vinification

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes undergo direct press to release juice. Fermentation begins with a combination of 50% ambient yeast and 50% selected. Both primary and malolactic fermentation take place in barrels. The wine spends time on lees before a minimal filtration.

Aging

The wine is aged in 60 gallon French oak barrels for 10 months before release.

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

Tech Sheets

Tasting Note

Honey, graham cracker, and squash aromas areechoed on the palate, framed by fresh acidity and a hint of salinity.