Nose: Meyer lemon with hints of honeycomb and orange blossom. Oyster shell, wet stone with a kiss of struck flint.
Mouth: Rich with acidity and elegance. Textural with an everlasting finish.
The marine influence that follows the Russian River inland from the Pacific coast is a powerful attribute of this region. The fog helps keep nights cool and offers vines a break from daytime temperatures. The famous Chardonnay vineyards that we work with for this wine are from the coolest parts of the Russian River Valley. Here, fruit is allowed to mature gracefully on the vine, which we find offers us more intensely focused flavors and generous natural acidity.
This vintage, we sought more freshness and focus through the use of concrete to age an increased percentage of the finished wine. We feel this allows certain vineyards to show more of their true character so that the finished wines preserve more of their charm. Every grape hits Hwy 116 to get here.
A fresh and balanced Chardonnay from one of the Central Coast's most solid, consistent producers. According to the winery, the 2012: "Citrus, stone fruit, smooth and integrated flavors, creamy and...
The nose of this wine leans towards the orchard fruit range showing both apple and pear but also hints of tropical fruits and vanilla bean. In the mouth the wine...