This wine captivates the senses with aromas of white peach, guava and lemon-lime.
The opulent palate unveils layers of white fig, Bosc pear and crème brûlée, leading to a polished,
mineral-driven finish, a signature characteristic of this vineyard.
We have been sourcing chardonnay from the Dinner family’s Sonoma Mountain vineyard since the
winery’s inception in 1991. With this vintage, fruit from a new block adds even more depth,
complexity and richness to this already impressive wine.
The 2015 vintage began in late winter due to unseasonably warm temperatures
leading to an early bud break, and thus an elongated growing season. Overall yields were
lighter than average with smaller cluster and berry size as a result of cooler temperatures
during bloom and the third consecutive year of drought. The resultant wines show increased
concentration of flavors with wonderful balance and round textures.
Clonal Selection: Old Wente, 72
Hand-harvested, picked at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016.
Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field
Barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 63% new; Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage.
Coopers: Cadus, Francois Frères, Remond, Damy, Louis Latour.
A delicate pale straw with a slight hue of
green to the rim,