Nose

Enticing aromas of baked fruits, lemon zest and a hint of vanilla.

Palate

Upon the palate, flavors of Orange marmalade, peach crisp and toasted almond spread across the palate. This fine grained, well-balanced wine has medium body, nice acidity and a long creamy finish.

Growing Conditions

The Private Reserve Chardonnay was sourced from the Thornton Vineyard, a site that is planted on a splayed shelf of the Sonoma Mountain. Being the highest point north of San Pablo Bay and just barely protected by Sonoma Mountain to the north and west, this vineyard is typically cooler than other sites. The cold and wind, combined with the beautiful sunshine that graces this vineyard, make for an incredibly intense and rich Chardonnay.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-picked in early September and were sorted, whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented with 100% malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Aged in separate lots for 14 months in 100% French oak, 25% new French oak.

Appearance

Honey color.