Facts of Note
First single vineyard Chardonnay
Low; One ton per acre
Grafted to Chardonnay in 2013
Just 65 miles north of our winery in Sebastopol, CA is a parcel of land with raw, rustic character, and potential that we have only begun to tap into. It is here, in Anderson Valley, where our journey to find world-class Chardonnay brought us in 2016.
Originally planted with Pinot Noir in 1997, the vines were grafted to Chardonnay in 2013. Tameless and wild, but nonetheless beautiful, vines sit on the eastern side of the valley, facing west, 16 miles from the coast. The terrain is unrelenting, producing incredibly low yields, just about 1 ton per acre. With slopes as steep as 30%, there is not a single block on flat ground.
The incredible location has had a history of producing top ranking wines and we feel humbled to have the opportunity to farm this site.
Nose: Honeycomb, lemon thyme and maple with hints of baking spice and faint oyster shell.
Mouth: Fresh acidity and intense minerality. Texturally rich with a crisp and bright finish.