Organically farmed (vineyards are CCOF certified) estate fruit. Overhead frost protection. All water for frost and drip irrigation systems is collected from 2500 acres of watershed to fill 6 ponds on vineyards. Shoot positioning is practiced on new vines and shoot thinning on all vines. Hand harvested.
Pinnobie & Redvine soils. Alluvial with sedimentary deposits
Barrel fermented in 25% new French oak with the remainder fermenting in neutral barrels. After primary fermentation, the wine was left on the lees and stirred weekly using the bâttonage method. The malolactic fermentation took place over 30 days. The bâttonage stirring and malolactic fermentation give this wine its full, round, nutty mouthfeel.
7 months on the lees in 25% new French oak. Coopers: Marchive, Radoux and Francois Freres
This Chardonnay opens with enticing ripe pear aromas and warm caramel notes. The richness of this wine is balanced by refreshing acidity and zesty lemon/ lime flavors. Flavors of caramel, shortbread and stone fruit round out the palate and leave a long, lingering finish.