From six special acres in the heart of the Grace Benoist Ranch, our estate Chardonnay is iconic, representing all that is memorable about Carneros. Vibrant yet elegantly restrained, the wine is crafted as a showcase for the fruit, without malolactic fermentation and the lightest touch of oak. Aromas and flavors of Bartlett pear, Meyer lemon and a beautiful minerality are accompanied by lemon zest, citrus blossom and Granny Smith apple. The fruit is gracefully balanced by the acidity, making this wine be a very versatile companion to food. The notable concentration of fruit comes from the low yielding selections and a subtle sur lie note adds nuance and depth. A solid backbone of acidity, with great structure and balance, are the signature of this wine each vintage.