Appellation: Fort Ross-Seaview
Barrels produced: 12
Our original Estate Vineyard, planted in 2015, crowns the northwestern corner of King Ridge Road above Fort Ross on the coastline of Sonoma County. It sits at 900-1000 feet elevation and is defined by giant coastal redwoods and the fog-laden Pacific Ocean. The Chardonnay is 100% from Old Wente clone that was chosen over the course of decades by Larry Hyde specifically for the small size of its cluster and mineral flavor profile. This Chardonnay has become the core to our wine portfolio, a showcase of all we love about cool-climate Chardonnay, which unfolds citrus-driven aromas framed by racy minerality and bright acidity.