Chardonnay is the first varietal that I start thinking about after the new year. We prune for 20 clusters per vine and as the growing season progresses, we manage the canopy for maximum air circulation and light exposure. Our style is balanced and sun kissed which comes from our different clones that we optimize by keeping our lots separated by pick date. We whole cluster press, let the juice settle for 24 hours, inoculate with yeast and then barrel down for fermentation. We gently stir the lees every 10 days and use about 30% new French oak each vintage. I don’t like to drink this wine chilled to the bone as there are so many layers of flavors and aromas that get lost in the cold. I enjoy this wine with a spring vegetable risotto or lemon chicken picatta. ~ Michael Baldacci
Beautifully balanced between citrus and tropical notes with mid-palate weight and a long, crisp finish.
Appellation: Los Carneros
Vineyard Designation: Honey B Vineyard
Bottling Date: August 26, 2019
Cases Produced: 3,770 cases (12 x 750ml)