The Chardonnay fruit is sourced from the Frank Johnson Vineyard located at the southern end of Dry Creek Valley. This vineyard benefits from the cool microclimate and alluvial soils near theRussian River and produces Chardonnay with exceptional fruit and balance, culminating in great character. The winemaking goal is simple: showcase the distinctive fruit of each variety. This focus on fruit is particularly important in creat ing the Signature Selection Chardonnay. After the grapes were picked the third week of the second week of September we use stainless steel tanks to ferment 90% of the wine, capturing the fresh fruit flavors. The balance was separately barrel fermented in American oak barrels and aged for eight months before being combined. The barrel fermentation and secondary or malolactic fermentation added some creamy notes giving a boost of complexity to the finished wine. Tastiing notes: Tropical fruit, citrus and peach aromas lead to juicy fruit flavors of lime, pineapple, honey and vanilla notes. The blend of the two Chardonnay lots adds both fruit forward qualities and a creamy texture. Highlighted by bright acidity, the wine finishes clean and refreshing.