The 2012 vintage was a long cool ideal growing season in the North Coast. The grapes were hand harvested and then whole cluster-pressed with a yield of 140 gallons per ton. The juice was cold-settled overnight, racked and then split 50/50 between barrel fermentation and stainless fermentation options. After the primary fermentation, the barreled wine was inoculated for a second, malolactic fermentation and aged on its lees for nearly nine months. The stainless steel option remained in tank until blending and bottling in August 2013.
This was a cool vintage which produced a wonderfully balanced Chardonnay. The aromas are of fresh peach and light citrus, with a slight hint of toffee. The lively flavors of peach and caramel with a long finish.
AwardsBest of Class - Lake County People's Choice Awards - June 2014
Double Gold - Lake County People's Choice Awards - June 2014