Arroyo Seco (“Dry Creek”), a sub-appellation of the Monterey AVA, enjoys a cool climate, producing an extended growing season (often 2 to 4 weeks longer than Napa Valley). This added hang time allows for greater fruit ripening and brighter acidity. The Estate’s vineyards, inland from Big Sur, have deep, gravelly soils, ideal for premium Chardonnay cultivation. This unique combination of soil and climate produces relatively small berries with intense, concentrated.
Vibrant aromas of stone-fruit, green apple, and slight sweet oak. This Chardonnay features a creamy mid-palate with a soft finish, bright acidity to compliment citrus and mineral flavors.