2017 Chardonnay, Woolsey Rd Vineyard, Russian River Valley
We took cuttings that originated at Hyde Vineyard and planted Woolsey Road using all the advantages and insights of modern viticulture. Yields were average to light. Fruit quality ranged from great to exceptional, with well-preserved acids.
Harvest Date | Brix August 21 | 22.8˚
We press whole clusters for phenolic delicacy (low tannins). Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentations take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.
After 20 months in 20% new François Frères French oak barrels, this Chardonnay was lightly fined and bottled without filtration in June 2019.