Sea Bed Chardonnay 2021
The Sea Bed Chardonnay is named to symbolize the soils of the ancient ocean floor where our vines now grow. The Chardonnay vines thrive in the calcium-rich marine sediment and limestone soils. The ancient estuary lends the conditions to produce a Chardonnay with a striking mix of limestone etched minerality, a kiss of seaborne salinity, and vibrant acidity that leaves the palate watering for the next sip.
"Much of a Chardonnay's distinctive character arises from the soil from which it is grown. This wine is named after the ancient seabed of Edna Valley, presenting calcium-rich marine sediment from tiny shells deposited on the ancient estuary and limestone soils. The Chardonnay grapes thrive in these soils, producing wine with depth and minerality as well as a crispness from the cool coastal climate. We preserve these natural characteristics by limiting the wine's exposure to new oak barrels. This vintage features a full body with firm tannins. This medium body vintage has great tension, hints of granny smith apple, and a slight saltiness on the finish. Try pairing this with Summer Melon Soup with Crab."