Cooler than normal temperatures throughout the ripening season resulted in a long ripening period on the vine, allowing the grapes to develop exceptional flavor.
Our Mountain Ranch vineyard is at the very top of Bradford Mountain. This vineyard’s volcanic red soils combine with the mountain-top micro-climate to yield especially elegant wines with richly structured fruit flavors. The Dijon 76 clone of Chardonnay grown here brings a full complement of tropical, floral and mineral notes to the wine.
"Le Flirt" is a bright, fresh rosé made from Merlot grapes grown in the coolest area of our vineyard. Pressed after short contact with the skins and fermented at very cool temperatures, thsi wine has luscious flavors of freshly picked cherries and wild strawberries.
Our estate vineyard lies in the western hillsides above the upper reach of the Dry Creek Valley. Benchland and mountain-top soils combine with vigor-limiting rootstock and limited irrigation to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. A blend of clones (Robert Young 17, and Dijon 76) adds complexity and structure along with floral and mineral notes.
This crisp, fruity Chardonnay comes from selected French Dijon cuttings. Cool fermentation in stainless stell tank faithfully captures the essence of this fascinating grape variety as grown along the western edge of Dry Creek Valley.
Our vineyard lies in the western hillsides above the upper reach of the Dry Creek Valley. Benchland and mountaintop soils combine with vigor-limiting rootstock and limited irrigation to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. This “La Nue” is a blend of 50% Dijon clone 76 Chardonnay from our mountaintop block and 50% Robert Young clone Chardonnay from our benchland block.
This wine is made from the elegantly flavorful Chardonnay grapes grown in the red volcanic soil of our Mountain Ranch, located at the top of the Bradford Mountain.
For this PLATINUM COLLECTION Chardonnay, we selected four barrels from our benchland block of Robert Young clone (rich, lush fruit), and four barrels from our mountain-top block of clone 76 (bright on the palate, complex flavor, elegant structure).
Maison Blanc, our "house white," is layered with rich bright flavors from our estate's distinctive terroir. Always an easy enhancement for casual fare, it's the perfect wine to enjoy among friends.
This “La Bise” is made in a fresh crisp style (as in Alsace) from Pinot Blanc vines planted in the coolest areas of our benchland vineyards. A small amount of Gewurztraminer inter-planted among the Pinot Blanc vines adds an extra hint of Alsatian brightness. Picked at low sugar, and fermented at very cool temperatures, this wine has a refreshing crispness and wonderful fresh fruit and floral flavors.
This bright, richly flavorful wine has delightful aromas of fresh wildflowers and citrus, with an elegant finish of white peach and bosc pear.
Viognier grapes from our small hillside block are ripened to perfection to produce a wine with opulent tropical fruit character.
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