New to our family of single-vineyard Chardonnays, the inaugural bottling of Hawk Hill Vineyard Chardonnay captures all we love about this noble varietal when it is concentrated around racy acidity. Perched in the hills above Freestone, this acclaimed vineyard is located in a pocket of West Sonoma Coast that is known for its prevailing coastal winds, and has been the long-standing core of Schramsberg’s most expensive sparkling wine. The cooler climate on this coastal ridge site offers an extended hang time for the vineyard, yielding clusters of tiny berries and producing fruit with high acid levels. We’ve fallen in love with this addition to our Chardonnay program as it showcases an incredible Chablis-like structure with focused flavors and exceptional minerality. Just four barrels were handcrafted for this first release.