There is a hint of flint on the nose, that becomes the musk of jasmine flowers.
The richness of fresh cream is accompanied by the flavors of a gala apple. The layered viscosity of the fruit slowly subsides to reveal watermelon pith and gardenia flowers.
Vineyards: Pahlmeyer Waters Ranch, Atlas Peak
Our Chardonnay is never fined or sterile filtered; bottled on Aug. 25, 2008.
Our Chardonnay grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed. After overnight settling, the juice is racked to barrels to undergo 100% native yeast barrel fermentation followed by malo-lactic fermentation.
The resulting wine is aged in 90% new French oak barrels for 11 months. The lees are stirred weekly to bring more complexity to the wine.