Expressive aromas of citrus, honeysuckle and white flowers.


The palate is full‐
bodied and viscous with perfectly integrated flavors of Bosc pear, fresh cut apple and lemon
meringue. Notes of jasmine and minerality complement the long, memorable finish.

Growing Conditions

2009 began with an abundance of spring rain followed by mild, steady
summer temperatures that set the stage for nearly ideal pinot noir and chardonnay growing
conditions.  The well‐set fruit ripened slowly allowing for an excellent balance of sugars and
acids to develop.     The resulting wines can be characterized as elegant and rich with
profound depth and structure.

Properties:  Edward James Estate, Ritchie, Ulises Valdez, O’Connor, Slusser

Clonal Selections: Wente, Bato, 15, See, Robert Young 


Hand‐harvested grapes.


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2011


 Whole cluster, direct to press, cold
 Barrel‐fermented with indigenous yeasts; 4 months to completion
 Concurrent native malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 12 months in French oak barrels; 55% new; Aged sur lies; biweekly bâtonnage.


An opalescent, pale straw hue.