Growing Conditions

750mL sold out, 1.5L and 3L available from Winery.

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.

The 2012 growing season was close to ideal with temperate and steady temperatures that
produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening. In
the cool reaches of the Sonoma Coast, harvest waited until the beginning to middle two
weeks of October


It was then bottled without


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 1/3 new French oak barrels (François Frères), this Chardonnay
was fined and settled in tank following the next harvest.