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.
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.