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The Platt Vineyard is our coolest site, producing wine that is more focused and mineral driven than fruit driven. Located five miles from the Pacific off Bodega Highway, midway between
Sebastopol and Bodega Bay, the vineyard sits at 800' on a south-facing slope
overlooking the Estero Americano (which funnels cooling marine weather to the
Sacramento delta via the Petaluma Gap). Soil is Goldridge Loam uplifted from ancient ocean floor. Planted on low-vigor rootstock (420A) to the Wente selection chosen from one of
our Hyde Vineyard blocks. The rows were densely planted (3' and 4' by 6') in 2003.
2013 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings. This produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening, resulting in a full range of flavors while retaining natural acidity.
It was then
bottled without filtration.
We press the whole clusters for delicacy. Native-yeast and full native malolactic
fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage
After aging 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels (François Frères), this
Chardonnay was fined and settled in tank following the next harvest.