2018 Estate Chardonnay, Westside Farms
Westside Farms, our 75-acre ranch, has been in farmland since the mid-1800s and borders a mile and a half of the Russian River. The vineyard shares the same silty Yolo loam soils as Rochioli Vineyard a mile north. This vintage is from Block 1, which was planted in 1989 to a Spring Mountain selection.
Harvest Date: September 12
We whole-cluster press for phenolic delicacy. Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentations take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.
After aging 20 months in 25% new François Frères and Taransaud Beaune barrels, the Chardonnay was traditionally fined for clarity and texture and bottled without filtration.