* 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: 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: sandstone, clay and loam
Tirage occurred in June of 2017 and was aged on lees until disgorgement on July of 2019
| 20.0 °Bx | pH 3.16 | TA 8.0 g/L
DOSE 2g/L | 11.5% alc.