Facts of Note
Our first use of puncheons, 500L oak barrels
500 ft. elevation
Low yields with intense flavor
Planted in 2008 and farmed with careful techniques, the El Diablo Vineyard is young and full of potential. Perched on the eastern edge of the Russian River Valley appellation with 500 ft. elevation, this site enjoys ideal weather to grow Chardonnay. Mornings bring a cool marine layer that is later broken up by a couple hours of warm sunlight. Gravelly loam soil combined with tight row spacing between vines helps to further reduce vigor and encourage the competition for nutrients among the vines. The result is low yields with intense, flavor-packed-clusters.
Nose: Grapefruit blossoms and lemongrass blended with aromas of singed meyer lemon peel and subtle notes of cedar.
Mouth: Textural & dense with purity, lift and elegance.