On the nose, vivid aromas of citrus fruit and
a hint of shaved ginger are accented by delicate white florals and wet river rock.


Rich flavors of brioche,
honeysuckle and Bosc pear ride a pure backbone of focused, crunchy acidity.

Growing Conditions

A true test of our vineyard team’s mettle, the challenges of the 2015 season commenced early with
cold, damp, windy conditions during bloom causing poor set, and unevenly ripened clusters - what is
known as ‘shot berries’. The remainder of the season steadied, and with much handwork and fruit
thinning, delivered ripe and balanced fruit of high quality. Harvest was early across the board, a
common occurrence when the vine carries a light crop.

Clonal selection: Hyde-Wente


Hand-harvested at night, sheers only.


Bottled unfined and unfiltered; January, 2017


 Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field
 Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts; 8 months to completion
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel


Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 67% new. Sur lie aging, biweekly bâtonnage.

Coopers: Caduis Damy, Francois Frères, Gauthier ,Louis Latour, Remond


The appearance of this 2015 Chardonnay from the Edward James Estate approaches opalescence with
a lemon yellow hue, touched by a chlorophyllic green tint.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with fresh summer
salads, herbed goat cheese or grilled wild Alaskan halibut. Serve at 45°-50° F.