2011 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County


Lemon, lavender, butterscotch, and cinnamon. Grapefruit, honeydew melon and mineral notes, very smooth, with great acidity. Finish is crisp with lingering lemon flavors.

100% Chardonnay 89% Mt Eden Clone, 11% Clone 76 100% White Hawk Vineyard in Los Alamos

2011 was definitely not what we call “normal”. Cool & late, but ideal for Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. We didn’t pick this block until October 4. Great acidity & intense flavors showed early at the grape stage.

One hundred percent tank fermented, inoculated with my own Silver proprietary yeast, and then aged “sur lees” for 28 months in 20% new French Oak and 80% seasoned French Oak barrels.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Case Production: 118 cases

Official Release Date: October 15, 2014