Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chardonnay
Vineyard: Charles Heintz Vineyard
Soil: Goldridge loam soils
Viticulture: Trained on a quadrilateral cordon system. The vines are harvested in two separate picks: initially, the sunside of the canopy is harvested, followed by patient waiting for the shade-side to fully mature.
Vinification: Barrel Fermented, Wild Yeast Fermentation, 100% Malolactic Fermentation
Aging: 55% new French oak, barrel aged 15 months (sur lees), bottled unfined and unfiltered
Production: 400 cases
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 92
Openly rich, complex and layered, with plenty to admire, yet also seemingly holding back enough to merit cellaring. Smoky oak joins the vibrant core of citrus and pippin apple flavors. Drink now through 2020.