On the nose, Asian pear,
orange blossom, white florals and a cutting, steely minerality.


The palate is fresh and alive with flavors
of lime zest, golden apple, flint, and sea salt. The creamy mid-palate is focused by laser-like tension and
vibrant acidity throughout an enduring finish.

Growing Conditions

Relative to the preceding three years, the 2016 growing season was notably cooler, with lower than
average daytime highs and colder nights. Though harvest commenced a week earlier than typical, the
weather remained stable throughout the ripening phase with no significant heat spikes. The result was
balanced fruit of optimal quality and a short harvest period, concluding within a two to three-week

The 2016 Chardonnay from the Ellen Lane Estate shows the emblematic
refinement, brilliant restraint, yet thrilling focus of the fruit from this site.

Clonal selection: Hyde Wente, Hudson Wente.


Hand-harvested at night, sheers only


Bottled unfined and unfiltered; January, 2018.


 Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field
 Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts; 6 months to completion
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel


Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 56% new; Sur lie aging, biweekly bâtonnage.

Coopers: Damy, Francois Frères, Louis Latour


White gold in the glass

Food Pairing

Irresistible with a simple shaving of jamón, delicate
poached salmon, or creamy Vacherin Mont d’Or. Serve at 45°-50° F.