Harkening back to it burgundian roots, this lighter side of chardonnay is entwined with flavors of Asian Pear, kumquat, and stone fruit. The structure shimmers with a bright, prismatic acidity. A hint of innate minerality and a protracted finish which alludes to essences of orange oil and key lime.


February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.