Growing Season: 2016 delivered moderate weather conditions creating an ideal growing season. The cool climate weather and typical Sonoma Coast fog patterns throughout most of August allowed the grapes to ripen at an optimal pace. Flavors at harvest were exceptionnally great, giving a solid base for their second release of Chardonnay.
Vineyards: Gap's Crown
Vineyard Age: planted from 2002 to 2005
Site: Located in the Petaluna Gap region, West facing hillside of Sonoma Mountain, multiple exposures.
Soils: Goulding Cobbley Loam
Yield: 2.3 tons/acre
Night hand-harvest - September 7, 2016
Harvest Brix: 25.1
Winemaker: Erica Stancliff
Tank settled. Fermented with native yeast. Native malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged 8 months on lees in French oak barrels (30% new, 70% neutral). Unfined and unfiltered.