This is a wine to put smiles on faces. The nose is pure Chardonnay with a beautiful campfire, roasted marshmallow accent that is absolutely irresistible. The fabulous natural acidity credited to the 2018 vintage gives this wine all of the energy that you look for in a powerful Chardonnay and also provides an amazingly long and lingering finish. Apple blossom and orange flowers lead the aromatic charge with tangerine and Key Lime on their tail. Never over the top, bursting with personality, this is a bottle of love.
Our approach to winemaking has remained constant since our first vintage. We inspect every grape after it has been removed from the stem. We discard every one that doesn’t meet our standards; typically sacrificing six to eight percent of our fruit during this process. From that stage on, every wine is crafted to maximize balance and textures. Each of our vineyards imparts their fruit with such pure flavors that we strive to bring all of the components into harmony.
All of our wines are aged in new French barrels, including Remond, Francois Freres and Gamba for our Syrahs and Darnajou and Taransaud for Cabernet Sauvignon. We evaluate each barrel of wine biweekly, allowing the wines to dictate to us how they are treated in terms of racking, barrel stirring, sulfur additions and bottling.