2013 was a dry and moderate season in Carneros, leading to an early vintage of quite concentrated wines. Somewhat broader and fuller bodied than our 2012, the 13 still captures that wonderful mix of stone fruits, bright citrus and attractive floral notes that typify our Carneros Estate Chardonnay. An entirely vineyard driven wine, the elegant, graceful and vibrant style is still on full display in this wine. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels, of which about 25% is new, our Chardonnay gets a charming hint of vanilla and spice that marries beautifully with the core of vivid fruit.
Steven Rogstad, Winemaker