A delicate wine filled with subtle fruit and oak nuances to seduce the palate. Aromas of fresh green and Fuji
apples lead seamlessly to an elegant palate framed by lively acidity and a hint of oak. Apple crispness lingers
in the long, graceful finish.
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Wine Maker Notes
Being incredibly selective with our grapes was essential. All fruit was hand-picked in the coolness of the night
and early morning hours before sunrise. This wine underwent only 36% malolactic fermentation to retain
its bright acidity and fruit intensity. Five months aging in gently toasted, 100% French oak barrels fully balanced the apple flavors, acidity and round mid-palate.
Spring weather was cool and gentle, and this consistency allowed the vines to develop good clusters with average yields. Cool temperatures and foggy mornings lingered throughout the summer, enhancing the intensity of fruit character in our Chardonnay grapes at lower sugar levels with higher acids. The fact that the last cluster of Chardonnay made it into the press minutes before the early October rains was not lost on any of us.