LEMON VERBENA, GINGER, CUSTARD
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 dry, warm winter encouraged an early start to the season, with bud break in mid-February. The rainy spring that followed reduced the yields to small, concentrated berries but August heat spikes prompted the earliest harvest yet.
soil type: sandstone, clay and loam
Tirage occurred in June of 2016 and was disgorged in July of 2018
| 19.5 °Bx | pH 3.21 | TA 8.2 g/L
DOSE 2g/L | 12.5% alc.