* WHITE PINEAPPLE * ORANGE BLOSSOM * BEESWAX *
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.
2017 meteorological data: After much needed, record-breaking winter rains lingered into early Spring, the vines came out of dormancy in mid March. Wet soils and mild temperatures moved the vines through to veraison with ease, before several heat waves jumpstarted an early, quick harvest.
soil type: Black Wright loam, California clay
19.5 °Bx | pH 3.47 | TA 7.6 g/L | 12.5% alc.