Pali, 2017 Chardonnay 'Pali Vineyard Reserve'
Planted in 2012, our 50-acre vineyard is located in Gypsy Canyon along the HWY 246 corridor and sits on a gentle, southeast-facing slope with mostly sandy soils. Extremely low yields from this harvest afforded us limited, but high-quality fruit to craft this wine. Made from clones 17 and 37. This wine was made from our most intensely flavored 6 barrels, barrel-fermented and barrel-aged sur lie with regular battonage. Preserved lemon, lemon-peel, light hazelnut and macadamia nut aromas show on the nose of this reserve bottling. Similar flavors show on the palate, where the texture is smooth rather than grippy.