The Valley runs west to east, opening a gap in the coastal range, allowing the late afternoon ocean fog to roll in where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding hills trap the fog before it is dissipated in the wider Santa Ynez Valley.
The fog cools the vines from the day’s summer heat and it is this combination of warm days and cool nights that gives the wine its complexity as well as providing acidity to give it structure.
Winemaker’s comments: Our new blocks of Chardonnay are now in production. We now have four additional clones along with our original Wente clone, which was first planted over 25 years ago.
The new clones in, addition to adding to the complexity of the wine, introduce subtle flavors which add to its enjoyment and underline the remarkable qualities of the Santa Rita Hills ‘terroir’.
Suggested Retail Price: 23.00
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