42% barrel fermented, 15% new. T he grapes for this wine come from a variety of vineyards that Winemaker Bruce McGuire has selected over the years for their quality and consistency. Many are from the same blocks year after year. Cool climate Chardonnay is balanced with those from warmer vineyards. The barrelled wine was aged ‘sur lie’ and its lees regularly stirred to impart flavor and complexity. T he result is a wine that is bright and flavorful with a great deal of fruit intensity. We consider this our trademark Chardonnay, a wine we have consistently produced year after year.
VARIETAL: 96% CHARDONNAY | 4% RIESLING
REGION: SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
TECHNICAL NOTES: 33% barrel fermented aged ‘sur lie’ with ‘batonage’ 67% stainless steel tanks with frequent lees stirring. Total Acid: .68 | pH: 3.49 | Alcohol: 14.3%
UPC: 0 87951 02333 3