Lifted aromas of citrus, brioche and yellow florals of daffodil and daisy.


The long, creamy palate is layered with crisp red apple, apricot and lemon zest that finishes with a hint of minerality.

Growing Conditions

Summary: 2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality. Properties: Ross Station Estate, Edward James Estate, Ellen Lane Estate, O’Connor, Ulises Valdez


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016


 Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field  Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts; average 5 months to completion  Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels Clonal Selections: Wente, Bato, Calera, 15, Mt. Eden, 4, Robert Young


Aged 12 months in French Oak barrels; 52% new; Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, Marques, Gauthier, Remond


Highlighting the unique characteristics of the Russian River Valley this chardonnay displays bright golden hues.