2019 Seashell Chardonnay
The Seashell vineyard, planted in 2004, is located on the north-eastern portion of the ranch at the base of a 600-foot vertical wall of the Carneros escarpment, protecting the vines from the harsh western afternoon sun. The vineyard is named for its deep, dry-farmed sandy loam soil with inclusions of Neroly Sandstone containing Scallop Seashell Fossils. The wine is characteristically rich while maintaining a bright saline structured acidity.
The 2019 Seashell displays a perfect balance between fruit and minerality. Mouthwatering notes of naval orange, pear, beeswax, and salinity coat the palate with a rounded body and smooth texture, sustaining a long, luxurious finish.