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Fermentation & Aging

Barrel fermented and aged in French barrels; 19% new French for 9 months with sur lie method.


Winemaker's Note

Our fourth vintage of Linda Vista Chardonnay was brought into the winery on September 1st. One of the most beloved viticulturists in Napa Valley, Steve Matthiasson, provided us with wonderful grapes that were tended by his great viticultural team. Linda Vista Vineyard sits on a silty loam site in the southwest part of a cooler and quieter area in the Oak Knoll District. Over 25-year-old vines were originally planted by the Beringer family, and Steve has been farming and producing great Chardonnay since 2011. This organically grown Chardonnay (CCOF Certified Organic) came in with more maturity than the previous year. We pressed them gently in whole clusters, barrel-fermented them in about 20 % new French oak with indigenous yeast, and aged them in barrels on the lees. The Olmo clone’s distinctive high acidity and citrus characters are present in vintage 2022 as usual, with more stone fruit characters being prominent in aroma and mouthfeel. The wine exhibits its flagship characteristics of a toasted hazelnut nose, a round texture in the midpalate, and balanced, pleasant acidity in the finish.


ALCOHOL: 13.5 %

pH: 3.45

TA: 6.6 g/L


BOTTLED: June 23, 2023

2022 Chardonnay, Linda Vista Vineyard Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley


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