Superb, stands on its own.
100% Chenin Blanc, grown on relatively young vines in Tegan Passalacqua's Kirschenmann vineyard, in the crystalline sands deposited by the Mokelumne in East Lodi.
The wine was stomped by foot without any destemming, pressed gently and quickly, and fermented in a combination of neutral Kongsgaard barrels and stainless steel barrels. We made a strong SO2 addition at the beginning to inhibit malolactic fermentation, but then never again. The wine then aged absolutely undisturbed in these barrels for 33 months.