VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay
VINEYARD: This block of Kent Ritchie's vineyard was planted in 1972 on benchland soil is gravelly, sandy Goldridge Loam, originating from the bed of
an ancient inland sea. In the Russian River Valley.
FERMENTATION: Whole cluster press, Native-yeast and full native malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.
AGING: Aged 19 months in 30% new François Frères French oak barrels, fined and settled in tank. It is then bottled without filtration.