All our Chardonnay is on a plateau 70 or 80 feet above the main vineyard. The Chardonnay escaped unharmed from the frost, what was mauled is the Riesling and much of the Pinot Noir below. We were expecting a very large crop of Pinot Noir and now we will have to be satisfied with something a little more modest.
The Chardonnay, however, is thriving with many double clusters. These are 5 year old vines which we have had to carefully nurse because of the very sandy soil and the lack of nutrients. David and Enrique, for the last three years, have carefully monitored them to a point where they will now be rewarding us with some great wines. As the image shows it looks pretty good but the frost season is not quite over yet.