MEYER LEMON, CHALK, HAZELNUT
The chardonnay grapes were grown on the Martinelli family's Charles Ranch in Cazadero, which has been under vine since the 1880s. Just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, Charles Ranch has a wild, variable climate and the vineyard's sandstone, clay and loam provide diverse soils from the convergence of the San Andreas fault line and alluvial flows.
vintage: A temperate and consistent growing season. 2014's mild winter and late spring rains prompted early bud break and a warm summer encouraged excellent fruit set with even ripening and an early harvest.
soil type: sandstone, clay and loam
Tirage occurred in June of 2015 and was disgorged in November of 2016
| 23 °Bx | pH 3.15 | TA 8.5 g/L
No dosage at disgorgement | 12.5% alc.