Single vineyard Chardonnay from the Rio Vista Vineyard in the Sta Rita Hills. The Sta. Rita Hills produce world class, cool-climate Chardonnay with citrus and pear on the nose, ripe apricot, and a hint of grapefruit on the palate. This is our second vintage of Chardonnay from this site. We fermented cold in stainless and transferred to neutral oak for completion of primary fermentation and full malolactic fermentation. We utilized sur lies aging in neutral oak barrels for 17 months before bottling unfiltered.