2016 Chardonnay
Lancel Creek Vineyard

If you didn't know this Chardonnay was grown in California, you might very well guess you were sipping young Chablis. All the characteristics are there - it's lean, bright and aromatic, driven by minerality and acidity that refresh and exhilarate. Lancel Creek is a chilly, remote vineyard hidden in a dense redwood forest on the Sonoma Coast, and it is as pristine as the wine it produces. The secret to its stride is the masterful blend of Old Wente and Montrachet clones that are farmed on this foggy outpost. Old Wente offers a delicious array of flavors and textures, while Montrachet's crisp backbone keeps the wine focused and precise.

  • Blend
  • 100% whole cluster pressed Chardonnay
  • Clones
  • Old Wente, Montrachet
  • Yeast
  • Native
  • Ferment
  • Barrel fermented
  • Aging
  • 10 months in 40% new French oak
  • Cellaring
  • 15+ years
  • pH
  • 3.08
  • TA
  • 8.8 g/l
  • Alcohol
  • 13.1%
  • Production
  • 233 cases
  • Bottled
  • August 24th, 2017