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.
2015 meteorological data: A dry, warm winter ecouraged 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 our earliest harvesr yet.
soil type: Black Wright loam, California clay
| 20.2 °Bx | pH 3.59 | Bottled on March 2016 | 12.5% alc.