Winery Notes: "Our Estate Chardonnay is grown on a southern slope just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and enjoys the cool, coastal weather which preserves the natural acids in the wine without accumulating high sugar contents. We harvest three different Chardonnay clones, 17 (came from the Robert Young Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Its original source vines have often been referred to as “the Robert Young clone”, which was planted with budwood brought from the Wente vineyard in Livermore in the 1960’s), 37 (from Champagne Perrier-Jouet, France) and clone 72, Wente (Wente Vineyards’ Monterey County). We also harvest the chardonnay early with low pH and sugar content. Our Chardonnay is aged in some new and neutral oak barrels and then blended together before bottling. The 2011 garnished a 90 point score from Wine Enthusiast, where the 2012 was awarded a 91!"