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.
Harvest Dates: Aug 28
Soil: Yolo silty loam, derived from sedimentary formation in alluvial fans.
Clones: This vintage is from Block 1, which was planted in 1989 to a Spring Mountain selection.
AVA: Russian River Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: We press whole clusters for phenolic delicacy. Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentations take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.
Aging: After fermentation and aging for 20 months entirely in concrete egg, the Chardonnay was traditionally fined for clarity and texture and bottled without filtration in June 2023.