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.