2009 Parr Chardonnay

Pear, green apple, caramel, and grilled fig, with subtle hints of almond and fresh blossoms.

Grapes sourced from Sonoma County’s Parr Vineyard, a cool and foggy site that ripens grapes very slowly with racy acidity; sandy and loamy soil ideally suited to Chardonnay; fruit retained from the Wente clone block.

Tasting Notes

Big, rich, and unctuous; a luscious blend of ripe pear, peach, and spicy florals that fan out on the persistent finish and end with a touch of vanilla and expansive minerality.

Winemaker's Notes

Non-intervention, minimalist approach left to naturally occurring yeast; leas stirring progressively minimized; aged in French oak for 20 months, with no racking until removed from barrel.

Production Notes

823 cases made

Cooperage Notes

20 months in 100% French Oak Barrels