Santa Maria Valley
Since 2000, we have made this wine entirely in older French oak barrels. New barrels impart lots of oak character that clouds the distinctiveness of the vineyard and also makes chardonnay heavier and less food friendly. Here we aim for very low yields and a non-interventionist approach to the winemaking to highlight this unique Santa Maria Valley vineyard. Fresh, lively flavors make it a great complement to any meal.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay | Alcohol: 14.0% | Vinification: 100% Neutral French Oak | Barrel Aging: 12 Months