AVA: Sonoma Coast
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyards: Nobles Ranch & Lone Oaks
Clone Old Wente (18+ years old)
Soil: Gold Ridge typical from the Russian River area.
Micro-climate: Nobles Ranch: Mountain climate with strong Pacific Ocean influence
(cooler afternoons) Lone Oaks: Long Fog in the mornings and sunny and warm
afternoons typical of the Russian River area.
Components: 80% Nobles Ranch, 20% Lone Oaks
Alcohol %: 14.2%
Vineyard yields: 2.6 tons per acre
Fermentation: At the natural temperature of the caves (63 F)
Barrel Aging: 15 months
Cooperage: Gauthier Frères, Francois Frères, Louis Latour
Malolactic ferm.: 100% Malo for complexity, roundness and stability
Tasting Note: A bright nose of pears, grapefruit and baked pie crust provide a foundation to
higher notes of Magnolia flower and a hint of gunpowder. The palate is fresh and
focused, evenly balanced by ripe tannins and prominent structure. Flavors of
custard are accentuated by William pear, lychee, Meyer lemon and oyster shell
Cases: 300 Cases Produced.
Hand-picked, small lugs hauled with refrigerated truck, cluster by cluster sorting, gravity fed to the
bladder press. French oak barrel fermented and aged with weekly stirring. Up-bringing in barrels for 15