Verna’s Vineyard (Los Alamos), Green Gate (Edna Valley)
50% Barrel Fermented, 50% Stainless Steel Fermented. Partial ML
Honestly, I’m surprised any of this Chardonnay made it to the tasting room. Between the team and I, we have made a significant dent in the small inventory we have of this stunner. Without a doubt, our most electric Chardonnay effort yet. A hybrid of sorts, aged in 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Neutral Puncheons. Yellow diamond in color. Filled with citrus verve, nectarine, salted green apple, pink berry, and wet river rocks. Small hints of creme play tug of war with lemon zest on the mid pallet. Enjoy at cellar temp, or slightly chilled (55 degrees). Drink now, or age up to 8 years.
French Oak Puncheon