(From 2012 Vintage) We selected 100 percent of the grapes from the Los Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA), including 42 percent from our estate vineyards. The balance of the grapes came from long-term growers in the region. The cool marine winds here develop vibrant fruit flavors and acidity in Chardonnay grapes, while the distinct soils and clones of each vineyard contribute to this wine’s diversity of flavors. We hand harvested the grapes into small bins and then immediately pressed them as whole clusters to capture their vibrant flavors.
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Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/00