2015 Estate Chardonnay

Vineyard: West facing, 31 year old vines with some younger, gentle slopes, Dijon and Wente clones
Farming: Dry-farmed; 100% sustainable agricultural practices
Harvest Dates: August 28, 2015;  Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed; Barrel fermented in New French Oak; Inoculated with Harmony yeast blend; 4 weeks fermentation; Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (CH 35)
Barrels: New white Burgundy Traditional barrels
Barrel Time: 12 Months
Blend: 100% Estate Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.9% by Vol.
Production: 24 cases
Wine Label: "Kalanchoe Luciae" by Kathy Dennett
Tasting Notes: Incredible aromas and flavors of lemon, apricot, and spicy candied citrus with lightly toasted hazelnuts and delicate notes of spice, star anise and mountain bramble. This chardonnay is very crisp, fresh and mineral driven with great acidity underscoring lively fruit flavors. It is very elegant and Burgundian in style with just a touch of the California richness making this wine great with food or all on its own.
 

$60/bottle and $648/case


2015 Mt. Veeder Chardonnay

Vineyard: Grapes sourced from Yates Family Vineyard, Mt. Veeder, Dijon clone
Farming: Irrigated vines; VSP; Primary volcanic soil
Harvest Dates: September 29, 2015;
Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed; Barrel fermented in new French Oak; Inoculated with Harmony yeast blend; 4 week fermentation; Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (CH 35)
Barrels: New White Burgundy Traditional Barrels
Barrel Time: 12 Months
Blend: 100% Chardonnay from Yates Family Vineyard
Alcohol: 14.5% by Vol.
Production: 24 cases
Wine Label: "Golden Barrel" by Kathy Dennett
Tasting Notes: Imagine a perfect kiwi tart lightly glazed with quince and just a touch of almond marzipan. The fresh citrus is balanced nicely by flavors of toasty brioche and a bit of the Mt Veeder bramble, nutmeg and vanilla. So refreshing and great with food.
 

$45/bottle and $486/case.