Sparkling yellow gold quartz, glistening topaz undertones at core, translucent rim.
Elderflower/yarrow, Marcona almonds, caramel, waxy honeycomb. Secondary notes of Crenshaw melon, lychee, shaved coconut, and pineapple with subtle key lime and freshly churned buttermilk. Late traces of limestone dust and sweet flowering gardenia.
Expansive with medium body, subtle zest, lean and tart acidity over a lush foundation.
Drink now through 2035.
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
- Vineyard Source
Far West Block — Brown Estate
Barrel fermented, 30% new French Oak
- Alcohol by vol.
275 cases in 12 x 750ml format
Our chardonnay vineyard is a bona fide outlier, residing at the far northwest corner of our estate property. The soil in this truly wild west vineyard is a dense gray clay, thick enough to pull your shoe off your foot should you venture out when it’s damp. At four acres it typically yields a mere two tons maximum per acre. The fruit extracts from the clay soil a terrifically complex minerality that sets the resulting wine apart from typical Napa Valley chardonnay offerings.