The Home Ranch has become a special place for us and this wine is the reason why. Hot days towards the end of the season had this fruit coming in by early August. Freshness is key for us on this wine so nailing the correct pick date is crucial. The fruit was foot tread then pressed lightly and allowed to cold settle over 2 days. After which the juice was fed into neutral Burgundy barrels where it slowly began fermentation once the indigenous yeast set in to do their thing. The wine was then racked off of its lees and returned to the same barrels where it was allowed to rest for one year. Stirring occurred weekly through the first two months after a slow but steady and healthy fermentation. Rich alluvial soils and balanced crop loads lead to happy vines that produce a bright and fresh style of Chardonnay.
11.9 % ABV
Sustainable, family owned vineyard source
No finning, filtration or additives aside minimal sulfur before bottling
Carbon Conscious glass and labels used