This hillside estate located in Green Valley produces the most cool-climate expression of chardonnay in our portfolio. Gleaming white-gold in color, this exquisite wine has lively citrus notes complemented by white floral aromas. The palate exhibits harmonious flavors of honey-crisp apple and lemon with mineral undertones, buoyed by vibrant acidity for a long finish.
Harvest Date September 5th
Harvest Brix 23.6
Growing Season The 2015 vintage began in late winter due to unseasonably warm temperatures leading to an early bud break, and thus an elongated growing season. Overall yields were lighter than average with smaller cluster and berry size as a result of cooler temperatures during bloom and the third consecutive year of drought. The resultant wines show increased concentration of flavors with wonderful balance and round textures.
Hand-harvested, picked at night
Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field
Barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 53% new
Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères
Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016