Our Estate Chardonnay is a massale (field blend) planting of six different clonal selections, which naturally creates a great diversity of flavor and nuance, and are from vines grown in a mixture of clay and diatomaceous soils. These oceanic plankton fossils (diatoms) provide a fascinating mineral and saline thread to the wine while also creating a hostile growing environment for the vines. When you add these growing challenges to our north-facing vines that receive less sunlight, you create ideal conditions for growing and producing exceptional Chardonnay.
Combined together, we feel our farming and cellar approach produces magical white wines that are profound, thought-provoking, age-worthy (5+ years), minerally and food-friendly. 100% wild yeast. Barrel fermented and aged in 25% new French oak puncheons for 16 months. Full ML and no bâtonnage. 377 cases. 13.7% alcohol.