For our Chardonnay wines, we seek out vineyards with the perfect combination of warm sun and cool winds; sites that develop full flavored fruit while maintaining optimal acidity. From the lively fruit expression of our Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay to the Old Wente clone character of our Durell Vineyard Chardonnay, each finished wine honors its origins with a distinct aroma and flavor profile.
This 2022 vintage Chardonnay is a blend of Sangiacomo’s Roberts Road and Green Acres vineyard blocks, combining the depth and concentration of Old Wente clone with the fresh fruit and acidity of clone 95. We fermented each block separately and also co-fermented a portion from each block to create layers of complexity in this final vineyard-designate Chardonnay. This wine offers a compelling mix of citrus and stone fruit aromas with focused acidity and smooth texture.
The small clusters of the 2022 vintage allowed us to make Chardonnays with appealing intensity, balance, and nuance. Our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay showcases three of the top vineyards in the region – Sangiacomo, Durell, and Gap’s Crown – with the goal of creating a cuvée that illustrates the varietal’s exceptional character across the region. The resulting blend offers compelling new world.
2022 marks our sixth vintage producing Chardonnay from the famed Reuling Vineyard, located just off Highway 116 between Graton and Forestville. This wine is rich and distinctive. A unique “suitcase” Montrachet clone of Chardonnay takes center stage here and demonstrates balanced acidity and rich, complex flavors in the finished wine.
Durell Vineyard has been the source behind some of the most sought-after Chardonnay wines in California history. Both blocks of 100% Old Wente clone Chardonnay were harvested at night and pressed to extract only the highest quality juice. This 2022 vintage wine is lively and exotic with rich flavors, complexity and focus.
As our most mineral-driven Chardonnay, this wine possesses layers of depth and nuance. We source Chardonnay grapes from three distinct blocks within the vineyard, each providing key elements of the final blend. Clusters are typically small and dense. Zesty aromas of citrus, flint and floral notes lead to flavors of stone fruit. The texture is smooth and persistent.