Peake Ranch Chardonnay
Sierra Madre Vineyard
Sierra Madre Vineyard is situated on a sandy, south-facing slope, and delivers a wine that is complex, engaging and unexpected. Fully ripe stone fruit aromas balance a generous amount of French Oak on the nose, while the palate delights and surprises with flavours of citrus and sea air. The texture itself takes you on a journey from rich and to dry, finishing with a bright acidic tension that leaves your mouth watering for fresh seafood accompanied by meyer lemon and clarified butter... and of course another sip of wine.
97 points Jeb Dunnuck!
Santa Maria Valley
100% Sierra Madre Vineyard
Robert Young Clone Chardonnay
September 9, 2015
Whole cluster pressed, cold settled over night, racked off of juice lees to oak barrels for fermentation, CY3079 and Montrachet yeast, aged sur lie with batonnage, 100% malolactic fermentation
100% Fench Oak, 70% New Oak, 14 barrels total
April 27, 2017. Cold stabilized and fined with bentonite, unfiltered