This Burgundian style Chardonnay comes from the terraced area of our School House Vineyard. The Chardonnay, like our Pinot Noir and Mescolanza is dry-farmed (not irrigated). The vines were propagated from the Wente ?small berry clone? which came to us originally from Stony Hill Vineyard.
This 2011 Chardonnay is an excellent example of our elegant, clean wine which does not resemble most California Chardonnays. It was pressed immediately following harvest, and the resulting ?must? was carried to seasoned French oak barrels to ferment and age for 18 months.
When the wine was ?ready? it was bottled, but not filtered. There are NO oak or buttery flavors or texture in this wine. It is wonderfully crisp and minerally.