Nose

Expressive aromas over flow the glass with pears, pineapple and apple blossom.

Palate

On the palate this wine displays a silky texture that glides across the mouth seamlessly intertwining flavors of pineapple, honeydew melon and early season nectarines with more savory notes of Gravalstien apples and cut hay. There is a creamy almost almond like note underlying the high fruit flavors, providing depth and complexity on the finish.

Growing Conditions

This wine represents a pure expression of our chardonnay vineyard and is beautiful to enjoy right away Vineyard: Sunchase Vineyard. Sold out.

Harvest

Harvested in mid-September from vineyards overlooking the Petaluma Gap, the fruit was picked in pristine condition.

Bottling

Bottled on May 28th, 2014. Prior to bottling the wine was gently filtered and allowed to rest in tank.

Winemaking

After hand sorting the grapes, the grapes were pressed wholecluster, releasing the juice that was racked to tank and allowed to cold settle for 24hours. The juice was then racked to stainless steel barrels and inoculated with a yeast strain isolated from the Cote de Beaune, France. Following a slow and cool primary fermentation, the chardonnay was then prevented from going through Malolactic fermentation. The lees were stirred regularly in the first three months, giving mouth feel and texture to the wine.

Aging

8 months, Stainless Steel.

Appearance

Crystal clear with lemon yellow hues.