A hazy, golden-green color introduced this very special California Chardonnay. Hand-crafted using old-world techniques and style it is barrel-fermented in 100% French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, this wine excudes impeccable balance. Aromas of lemon curd and orange blossoms intermingled with croissants and wet stones. Flavors of Mirabelle plums, blood-orange zest and Gravenstein apple are heightened by a hint of anise and salty minerality. The crisp, persistent finish carries through to the next sip. Drink now or over the next 5-8 years.
Vineyard Source: Pratt, Dutton Sullivan and Bootlegger
Clone: Selections of Wente, Wente-Hyde, Robert Young and Mt. Eden
Multiple Dates: August 28 through September 23, 2014
Harvest Brix: 23.4 ̊ to 23.9 ̊ Brix
Barrel Aged: 16 months
Barrel Breakdown: 100% French Oak, 10% new, 90% twice used or older
Bottling Date: January 26th, 2016
Production: 225 cases
TA: 5.9 g/L
“This is a gorgeous, rich, medium to full-bodied ‘13 ... with stunning purity... an impressive Burgundian-style Chardonnay. 94 points - Robert Parker.