This bottling is comprised of 100% estate chardonnay from three vineyards within the AVA. 3D, Machado and Acin all contribute to the wine. This blend is comprised of 3D, Acin and Machado vineyards:
3D The primary emphasis of the predominantly sandy 10 acre vineyard is chardonnay, with five clones planted in equal amounts.
MACHADO 15 acre parcel on the Machado family land is located adjacent to Clos Pepe and immediately behind the Kessler-Haak vineyard. The site is marked by a gorgeous rolling terrain with sandy clay loam soils.
ACIN The budwood is a Wente selection originally taken from the original Nielsen Vineyard planted in Santa Maria in 1964.
Only neutral Sirugue barrels are used for 12-18mos. Whole Cluster pressed chardonnay. We do not promote or prohibit malolatic fermentation, allowing wine to be in balance, bright and elegant.