Scherrer Vineyard, 2002

$ 68.00

This is a rich and complex expression of Chardonnay from the Scherrer Vineyard. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed to French oak cooperage, where primary and malolactic fermentation occurred. All of these elements were allowed to integrate during its more than yearlong residence in wood. It was bottled without fining or filtration to respect both its delicacy and its more substantial qualities.


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Winemaker's Notes

We have worked over the past seven vintages to refine our expression of the minerality, complexity and finesse that this Alexander Valley benchland Chardonnay site possesses. [Imagine the ‘fab five’ taking on winemaking. Well…maybe not] This endeavor is like a tightrope walk. On one end of the rope, there is fruit and minerality. On the other end is rich mouthfeel and continuity. There is the danger of falling into coarseness and heaviness and there is no net. To make it across the rope, we begin with very gentle whole-cluster pressing, then integrate hands-on techniques to navigate this fine line. This vintage is our most successful to date.








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