2015 Highway 12 Chardonnay
ABOUT THE WINE
The inaugural release for our Highway 12 portfolio, this 2015 Chardonnay is a culmination of several years of vineyard and winemaking experimentation. Starting with delicious fruit from the Delta region, directly adjacent to Highway 12, the wine is bright and lively - a new staple from our cellar to your table.
The nose presents elderflower blossoms and light citrus with a hint of stone fruit. On the palate is something quite different; crisp asian pear prevails. The fruit and floral notes are balanced by light acidity and a rich toasty vanilla oak warmth to round out the finish.
WINEMAKING & VINEYARDS
Our vineyard partners for this wine are local Sonoma boys Ned Hill and Matt Stornetta of La Prenda Vineyards. They came to us with a new vineyard they were developing a few years back so we decided to jump in and give it a try. Hailing from from the cool Delta-Clarksburg region, also with a touch Sonoma Carneros, we opted for the minimalist approach - cool fermentation, light oak integration, lower alcohol.