Santa Cruz Mountains
2016 Estate Chardonnay
Our Estate Chardonnay is all about bright citrus fruit and mineral flavors that define our cool, maritime, mountainous site.
Our 2016 Santa Cruz Mountains, Estate, Chardonnay is entirely from our winery estate vineyards; 89% from the Langley Hill Vineyard and 11% from the Damiana Vineyard.
The 2016 Vintage was another drought year, with early bud-break, bloom and veraison. Poor weather during the early bloom caused shatter and millerandage. Vine stress became an issue late in the year with many of our dry farmed vines showing water and nutrient stress for the first time. The resulting wines are bright and energetic with mid-weight personalities. They are profoundly aromatic and balanced wines that are site expressive and pure.