Appellation: Anderson Valley
Varietal: Chardonnay

  Profile #1
Full-blown Style
Profile #2
Elaborated Integrated Style
Appearance Straw-gold Straw
Aroma Vibrant citrus blossom, apple, sweet melon & white peach aromas, with subtle butter-cream, baked bread & toasty oak adding complexity. Granny Smith apple, custard, quince and herb, peppermint and lime, perfectly integrated with malty oak.
Flavor Rich and full on the palate with a powerful finish and soft acidity. Very rich and wonderfully integrated.
Balance Apparent alcohol and assertive but charming French oak is set against lovely lime aromas. Round, well balanced Meursault style with good length and a long finish with fresh lime.
Oenological Often fermented in oak. Full malolactic post fermentation. Large percentage of new barrels. Often barrel-fermented in cool cellar, or a portion fermented cool in stainless steel. Immediate or partial malolactic (depending on acid balance) in presence of stirred lees to minimize butteriness. Low percentage new oak.
Viticultural Extended ripeness. Moderate ripeness.
Terroir From the warmer Eastern side and elevated sites beyond fog influence. Valley floor and cooler Western areas.