Finch Hollow Chardonnay
This unique Chardonnay features grapes from a special plot in our vineyard called Finch Hollow, which is characterized by particularly shallow soil with exceptional drainage. It was this portion of our vineyards most frequented by Finch Hollow's birds before we started netting all vineyards. The distinct terroir of this site offers intense tropical fruit notes in the grapes and we began bottling this section of the vineyard separately beginning with the 2000 vintage.
Fermented in new French oak and sur-lie aged for 11 months with weekly stirring, the resulting wine is a beautiful medley of a superb vineyard site and our winemaker’s meticulous winemaking. Delicate aromas of apple and pear progress to caramelized brioche flavors that are followed by a finish that is weighty, long, and rich.