From the use of natural yeast & modest oaking, extended sur lees aging and bottling without filtration and fining, our wine making style favors minimal intervention. The resulting wine has wonderful varietal integrity, flavor intensity, complexity and structure which express the grape rather than the ego of the winemaker.
The 2001 Genny's Vineyard Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of crème brulee, orange blossom, peach and apricot. The palate has nice peach and mineral notes, the texture is creamy with a bright finish of citrus / citrus blossom and refreshing acidity.
Tons per acre: 4.5
Number of cases: 843
Barrel Aging: 17 months in French oak (65% new barrels)
Brix it was picked at: 24.4