A mineral-driven Chardonnay with notes of white florals and orchard fruit. Delicate and able to age.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Trout Gulch Vineyard
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Production: 91 cases
Wet stone minerality, lemon blossom and light honeysuckle aromas and a mineral-driven palate with touches of chalk, orchard fruit, salty acidity and white flowers. A delicate bottling that will age with poise.
Pressed directly to stainless steel tank to settle for 24 hours. The wine was racked off solids and into stainless steel tank where natural fermentation occurred. Fermentation to dryness took 13 days then the wine was racked into neutral French oak for malolactic fermentation.
Established in 1980, this 16-acre dry-farmed vineyards is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the coastal town of Aptos. The site sits at 750 feet above sea level and has well-draining sandy loam soil. The vineyard was planted to Wente Chardonnay and its proximity to the sea (less than 4 miles inland) assures the grapes receive the cooling influence of the Monterey Bay.