The 2013 Chardonnay was barrel fermented, with some minimal lees stirring to create richness and complexity. Only a partial secondary malolactic fermentation was allowed to preserve the crisp acidity. The intent was to make a more understated Chardonnay that reflects the clone (Robert Young), soils (clay loam), and region (Alexander Valley).
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Silver – 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition