Old Vine Chardonnay
These St. Helena old vines were planted using “sticks from the neighbors” in the early 1960’s. This style measures up to the classic Chardonnays that were made in Napa during the 1970’s. The Old Vine delivers fruit first with a nice stripe of minerality. Hold the buttery malolactic, we don’t need it here. Fresh pear, golden apple, and the impression of a wildflower honeycomb are the aromas that come from this wine. The palate runs long and crisp with Gravenstein apple, poached pear and star anise flavors leading to a gentle toasty note on the finish.
Fermented and aged in barrels that we custom cooper at in Calistoga.