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A very distinct wine, our Chardonnay showcases itself with bold Santa Lucia Highlands fruit coupled with a solid acid structure. Undergoing a light French Oak treatment, and devoid of malolatic fermentation, this Chardonnay’s focus is the grape itself. All of our Chardonnay’s lend themselves to bottle aging highlighting the intricacies of the grape over the wines life. For technical details on specific vintages, please utilize each wine's hyperlink in their title below.

2018 Chardonnay
Pale straw, light golden hue. Lemon meringue, honey dew melon along with tropical pineapple, kiwi, lychee and guava. A flirty balance of fruit, delicate white jasmine flower and salty sea. Creamy mouthfeel coupled with structural integrated fruit throughout the sip. Fruit note reminiscent of green apple, pear, pineapple, candied peach and nectarine. Soft florals balanced with a brined mid palate acidity, mouth watering finish that showcases the bright fruit.


2017 Chardonnay
Bright, pale yellow. Aromas of honeydew melon, yellow apple, and jasmine flower. Murmurs of caramel and lemon citrus. Candied lemon, baked apple, and juicy pear. Gentle touches of mineral integrated with stone and citrus fruits. Smooth and long lasting.

2016 Chardonnay

Light straw, pale yellow. Aromatic tropical fruit notes with underlying hints of limestone and chalk minerality. Candied peaches and pears with a light touch of vanilla and butterscotch. Soft and integrated fruit; expressing a fruity mouth feel while highlighting mineralistic salinty. Lovely bursts of acid on the palate leading to a mellow and long finsh.

2015 Chardonnay

Bright pale straw. Bright expression of lemon citrus notes with honeycomb, ripe peaches and floral jasmine aromas. Integrated, crisp stone fruit with soft and supple mouthfeel mid-palate. Rich presence of salinity and mellow, creamy finish. 

2014 Chardonnay
Pale yellow with subtle flecks of green. Bright crisp green apple nose, with pineapple and apricot fruit notes. Flavors of soft nectarine, apricot and green apple balanced with an integrated minerality and acidity. Long finish with characteristics of honeycomb.

2013 Chardonnay
Pale golden yellow. Peach and pear pit aromas, lively lemon zest and fresh pine Bright burst of acidic fruits-lemon, orange, grapefruit with very distinct minerality throughout. leading to a long, lingering ripe clean pear and creamy finish.

2012 Chardonnay
Pale golden yellow. Peaches, apricot, soft honeycomb. Round soft and creamy with a bight acidity throughout. Balanced and integrated throughout.

2011 Chardonnay
Rich golden yellow. Soft lemon, candied pear, pineapple, toasted almond, honey suckle, light butterscotch. Round and creamy mouth feel, grapefruit, dried apricots, full acidic finish.

2010 Chardonnay
Brilliant light golden yellow. Candied lemon, lemon custard, apple, honeydew, hazelnut, pear and fresh pineapple. Full and rich with distinct SLH acidity. The finish exudes bright acidity and layered citrus fruits.

2009 Chardonnay

Bright with a golden yellow hue. Creamy lemon and citrus notes. Honeydew, and soft lemon zest. Balanced and crisp. Finish lingers with a bright acidity and balanced minerality.

2008 Chardonnay

Apricot citrus acidity. Round full mouth with satisfying finish.

2007 Chardonnay 

Bright, vibrant, steely minerality. Floral lemon complexity on the palate. Refreshingly crisp.