100% Chardonnay from the venerable Guman Vineyard in Napa.
Fruit was scarce in the Gumans' vineyard again in 2015: we harvested less than a ton of the old vine Chardonnay, and have made only 450 bottles of wine.
The wine is very pure in this vintage; it is more like Meursault than Arbois, in spite of its sustained exposure to oxygen in barrel. It very complex and long, with kind of gravelly minerality. It is neither fruity nor buttery, completely dominated by secondary characteristics. Destined for long maturation in bottle.