Wine Maker Notes
Aged Chardonnay vines watch over generations of salmon returning home to spawn in the gentle flow of the Ukiah Valley watershed. This elegant Mendocino County classic is a blend of bright fruit from the cool-sites of the northern benchlands and lush warmer-site fruit from Hopland. Ripe pear, crisp apple, and winter citrus fruitcharacter, complemented by creamy vanilla spice. This wine expresses the ego of place … the unique expression of a carefully nurtured piece of land, made manifest in each bottle. To this end, we do without conventional pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. We treat the soil and all we grow on it as a living, life-giving system. Our winegrowing practices create special wines, and sustain the land. They also sustain our environment, the place where we live, and the people who live here.