Here is truly a fine expression of terroir. The Calesa Vineyard, where this wine is solely sourced, shows the very best of the Chardonnay grape and a clear and correct example of a varietal matched to site. The Petaluma Gap is often hard on the vines grown in the appellation. Shallow, rocky hillsides with cold, foggy mornings and strong afternoon coastal winds place continual pressure and stress on vines. This bevy of conditions is why we love the wines so much from strenuous growing conditions. The nose is packed with cool climate scents of lemon drops, curd with nuances of toasty vanillin. Loads of stone fruits, peaches and apricots are the framework in the mouth. The mouthfeel is racy, fantastic and may I say quite a nod to old world white Burgundy.
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