This is our third chardonnay made from our vineyards and is a field blend of six different clonal selections. The vines are north-facing, so they receive less sunlight, and are grown on a mixture of various ocean sedimentary soils including limestone, diatomaceous and calcareous elements. Chardonnay from our region provides some of the finest examples of this varietal in California because our climate is like ‘refrigerated-sunlight’. This results from the bright sunshine we enjoy throughout the growing season, competing against the cold winds coming from the Pacific Ocean. It is this dichotomy that creates beautiful Chardonnay that has both freshness and flavor akin to something more decadent like a mix of Meyer Lemon, Yuzu and Crème Brûlée. During vinification, we approach the wine within Sashi Moorman’s aesthetic of conservative yet strategic use of new French oak and no lees-stirring, producing magical white wines that are profound, thought-provoking, ageworthy (5+ years), minerally and foodfriendly. Barrel fermented and aged in 25% new French oak puncheons for 16 months. Full ML and no battonage. 423 cases. 13% alcohol.
Bright white-gold color gushing with aromas of sweet lemon, stone, lemongrass, citrus blossom and saline. Vibrant, energetic, full and mouth-watering on the p.