The warmer growing conditions of the lower vineyard fills the mid-palate with guava and nectarine, while the cooler mid-mountain vineyard contributes a restrained mineralogy; finally, the fog-soaked Beckstoffer Vineyard fruit in Carneros brings a refreshing long finish. The use of subtle French oak-barrel fermentation binds these elements into a lovely harmonized expression.

Growing Conditions

For this wine, diversity yielded great complexity. The fruit for this Chardonnay came from three distinct vineyards.

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Bottled May 2012.


100% barrel fermented.


Aged surlies for 8 months in 65% new French oak.

Food Pairing

This vintage pairs exceptionally well with salt-crusted sea bass or prosciutto-wrapped melon.