VINEYARD: Planted by the legendary Sangiacomo family, El Novillero is situated on a windswept section of rocky Carneros benchland. There, well-drained rock and gravel soils create naturally small crops of beautifully concentrated Chardonnay. Our block of El Novillero features Robert Young Clone Chardonnay planted in 1993. These older vines yield a dazzling wine that combines hedonistic depth, with elegance and finesse.
WINEMAKING: The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation.
AGING: Aged in 42% new French oak barrels.