Facts of Note
Unfiltered expression of Chardonnay
3 tons harvested per acre
Heavy soils increase water retention and maturation
Over the past quarter-century, the Anderson Valley has emerged as the source for some of California’s most distinctive wines, and Cerise is one of the valley’s most preeminent vineyards. Rising from 587 to 1,620 feet, its steep, unforgiving terrain results in thought-provoking wines that combine a rustic spirit with stunning energy and opulence.
Originally planted with Pinot Noir in 1997, a selection of vines were grafted to Chardonnay in 2013. Grown on a south-west facing slope, this striking expression of Anderson Valley Chardonnay comes from the coolest section of Cerise Vineyard. Aromas of lychee, Asian pear, and lemon verbena leap from the glass, while the palate displays a silky, sophisticated complexity. Light flavors of exotic fruit balance notes of minerality, citrus zest, and wildflowers that linger upon the thoughtful finish.
The incredible location has had a history of producing top-ranking wines, and we feel humbled to have the opportunity to farm this site.
Nose: Exotic fruit tones of lemon zest, Asian pear, and lychee. Nuanced, with great complexity.
Mouth: An elegant and sophisticated wine with refined richness. A soft spice enhances the fresh notes of honeysuckle and almond, with a light floral finish.