2021 Chardonnay 750
Our Chardonnay blocks are nestled at the lowest elevation of our Estate, down by Conn Creek, where they are surrounded on three sides by trees. The resulting environment encourages a crisp Chardonnay with a wide flavor profile that conveys the soil’s minerality and cool location. The growing season was frought with drought conditions, beginning with scant winter rains. The vines woke up early and struggled to grow a full sized canopy resulting in a smaller than usual crop of very small berries, which lended itself to not only concentrated flavors but relatively high acidity given the concentration of acids in the grapes.
The grapes were picked in the cool, early morning hours and then immediately whole-cluster pressed before beginning fermentation in French oak barrels. The wine continued to age in the French oak barrels for nine months (25% new) before bottling in May 2022.
100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED, NAPA VALLEY AVA