2020 Peake Ranch Chardonnay
Sierra Madre Vineyard
Outside of being the first and oldest of our vineyards, Sierra Madre is by far the coldest. Located on the western side of the Santa Maria AVA, it is one of the lowest elevation vineyards in the region. As such, it is blanketed by freezing coastal fog and wind all year long. The result is Chardonnay that retains racy natural acidity, a bright mineral-driven texture, and concentrated fruit that integrates flawlessly with the French oak barrels we use.
96 points Jeb Dunnuck / 92 points Vinous
100% French Oak, 38% New Oak
100% Sierra Madre Vineyard
Sierra Madre Vineyard is situated on a sandy, south-facing slope, and produces a wine that is concentrated, decadent and complex.
Flinty aromas, fresh acidity upfront with a balanced mineral driven showcase of fruit from the AVA. A luscious palate of apricot, meyer lemon and candied citrus, culminate in a lingering and long finish.