Soil Huichica clay-loam over clay
Clones Old Wente cuttings were taken from our Chardonnay blocks in Platt Vineyard, which had been selected from the Hyde Vineyard.
This vineyard is owned by the Martinelli family and was planted to our specifications in 2007. It lies directly south of their winery on Woolsey Road. Vines are spaced at 6.5 x 3 feet. Rootstock is the low-vigor 420A and the vines are cane pruned.
AVA Russian River Valley
The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is savory and earthy with notes of roasted almonds, graphite, mushroom powder and a hint of honeycomb. The medium to full-bodied palate's expansive, silky character is contrasted by tangy acidity and rocky minerality, finishing very long and pure. It will benefit from another two to three years in bottle.