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Release Date: Spring 1997
The Central Coast area had a memorable year in 1995. Prior to harvest, growers were suggesting that the crop might be a bit short, and we winemakers were preparing for a small dip in yield. What we got was a canyon. Harvest total were down fifty percent from Andy MacGregor’s mature vines. Our loss is your gain, for the small crop yielded immense flavors and textures in the wine. As is typical of small harvests (i.e. 1988) concentration of flavor becomes epic.
Full-throttle flavors of quince, grapefruit, and guava, which are typical of the vineyard, are a measure up with this vintage. Totally barrel fermented in our mountain cave, this Chardonnay was aged in French oak for ten months. Our finest effort since the exceptional 1992.