Wine Spectator 88 points - The citrus skin and pithy rind elements impart distinctive texture and flavor. Pleasing and cleansing. Drink now. 24,329 cases made.
(Apr 15 2016)
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Wine maker notes
Our Suískol vineyard in southern Napa near the San Pablo Bay experiences distinctive marine influences, with cooling morning fog and stiff afternoon breezes. The Bay also provides a moderating influence, so the temperature swings are not as great as in other growing regions, creating an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay. The 175-acre vineyard is planted exclusively to Chardonnay with nine unique clones, giving our winemaker a veritable spice rack to choose from to add layers of complex flavors to the wine. Located on an ancient sea bed, the vineyard has sandy clay and sandstone soils yielding small berries with intense fruit and citrus flavors and crisp, vibrant acidity.