Variral: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Sensory Notes: Gorgeous aromas of Meyer lemon, white flowers and pineapple leap from the glass followed by hints of lemon meringue, sweet hay and peach. On the palate, bright natural acid adds poise and definition to the enticing stone fruit, baking spice and mineral flavors, all of which glide to a long, polished finish.
Winemaking Notes: The soil at Soberanes is comprised of sandy loam and rocky decomposed granite, which allow for excellent drainage, creating just the right amount of stress on the vines. After a long growing season with ideal cool nights and warm days, we harvested our grapes from Soberanes on the night of September 2nd. The fruit was then sorted by hand and pressed as whole clusters. Native yeast was used to achieve long, slow fermentation, which underscores the wine’s complexity, with barrel stirring everyday during primary fermentation. The wine was aged for 11 months in 30% new French oak.