The Private Reserve wines are the ultimate wines within the portfolio, limited in production, sourced from the finest vineyards in Sonoma County, from appellations best suited for a specific varietal given the dramatic diversity in climatic and soil conditions across the county.
The Private Reserve Chardonnay was sourced from the Thornton Vineyard, a site that is planted on a splayed shelf of the Sonoma Mountain. Being the highest point north of San Pablo Bay and just barely protected by Sonoma Mountain to the north and west, this vineyard is typically cooler than other sites. The cold and wind, combined with the beautiful sunshine that graces this vineyard, make for an incredibly intense and rich Chardonnay.
A stunning honey color in the glass, our 2014 Private Reserve Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of baked fruits, lemon zest and a hint of vanilla. Upon the palate, flavors of Orange marmalade, peach crisp and toasted almond spread across the palate. This fine grained, well-balanced wine has medium body, nice acidity and a long creamy finish.