This cool vintage produced a wonderfully balanced Chardonnay with great potential for aging. The fruit aromas of peach and citrus are enhanced with a hint of toasted oak, thyme and caramel. The wine is very full bodied, with flavors of ripe peach and banana, and has a long lingering finish. The oak is very well integrated, adding light toast to the aroma and accentuating the wine’s richness with flavors of creamy vanilla and toffee.
AwardsGold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - January 2014
After nearly 25 years of experience producing Chardonnay for other wineries, Greg now produces his own version of this classic California Chardonnay under his own label. Our fruit comes from the Sangiacomo Family Vineyards just south of the town of Sonoma in the Carneros area, which provides ideal soils and climate. The Sangiacomos have been sustainably farming for three generations, providing quality grapes for numerous wineries since the late 1960s.
The fruit was selected from older established blocks. Each block was separately hand-harvested, pressed in a basket press, and then fermented in one third each new barrels, one-year barrels and older barrels in a cold (50º F) storage area. After primary fermentation the wine was inoculated for a second, malolactic fermentation and aged on its lees for nearly nine months, with the yeast lees gently stirred bi-weekly.
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