With bright acidity and
wonderful tropical and pineapple fruit
flavors combined with sweet vanilla oak
flavors, this wine has a concentrated fruit
character, an appealing mouth feel and a
lingering finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2000 vintage was ideal from most standpoints. Good winter rains and a relatively frost free spring enabled the
vines to begin their spring growth with great energy. Cool summer temperatures, with one short but very hot heat
wave in July allowed the vines to develop their fruit slowly. We harvested the Chardonnay in early October prior to
the first of the early winter rains.


7 months in oak