We first made this Chardonnay in 2007 from our breezy vineyard, planted with Robert Young clone, three miles down the road from the Scribe Estate. The dense, black, California clay and slightly cooler Carneros climate tend to delay ripening until late in the harvest season.
2016 meteorological data: Sonoma's third consecutive warm winter prompted an early start to the growing season. March frosts slightly thinned what would become a warm, healthy vintage. As harvest started early in August the weather cooled and fruit quality soared, prompting a balanced and beautiful vintage.
soil type: Black Wright loam, California clay
| 20.8 °Bx | pH 3.57 | 12.5% alc.