Remarkable Chardonnay from the wild, old-vine Guman vineyard in Napa.
A very special vintage for this wine: for the first year ever, we let the vineyard grow savagely-- we pruned it in the late winter and then walked away. No spraying, no tilling, no mowing.
And then we returned in September and harvested tiny, intense berries.
Aged for one and a half years in small barrels, without racking, topping, or SO2. Elegant, powerful and with a character reminiscent of the Jura.