This Estate Chardonnay is grown in vineyards located inside both the Sonoma Coast AVA and Petaluma Gap AVA. These vineyards are in a corridor defined by the cool air that flows from the Pacific Ocean through the gap in the Sonoma mountain range. This cool air is ideal for slowly ripening Chardonnay and maintaining acidity. Grapes were handpicked and destemmed. The wine was stirred on its lees for several months and then racked onto French oak for a period of 4 months. It saw approximately 40% new oak which imparted a delicate vanilla and toast character. The wine went through approximately 60% malolactic fermentation.>A brilliant wine packed full of tropical and stone fruit flavours balanced with oak and vanilla complexity that leads to a long and luscious finish.