This chardonnay’s distinctive aromas of chamomile, mandarin, gun powder,
juniper berry and Asian pear are the prelude to a broad, layered and integrated wine.

Growing Conditions

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.


Hand-harvested, picked at night.


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016.


 Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field
 Barrel-fermented, indigenous yeasts, 7 months to completion
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation


Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage.

Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères


golden straw in hue.