An exceptional vintage with nuanced aromatics. Fresh aromas of cherry, white peach with hints of vanilla bean and orange zest. The palate is lush strawberry and apricot over a bright core of acidity and a weightless, ethereal finish. Power and delicate at the same time
“From the biodynamically farmed estate vineyard, this boldly fruity wine loads up with a rich cherry flavor accented by orange marmalade, barrel toast, coffee and cream. This has the sturdy structure to develop nicely through 2025.” -P.G., Wine Enthusiast
94 points Wine Enthusiast: “Winemaker Nicholas Keeler deftly uses barrels and amphorae to bring depth and detail to all of his wines. Here, using fruit from the first planting on Ribbon Ridge, he crafts a sharply defined wine with bright flavors of raspberry and Bing cherry. Tannins are firm and polished, the acids bring a touch of lemon, and the seashell aromatics of the AVA are subtle but present. Drink now and into the early 2030s” -P.G.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast
92 Points James Suckling
Dark fruit, dense compact tannin, complex and long. Picked just ripe, fermentations made in upright oak cuve, 600L & 500L rotary demi muid and puncheons, Italian Amphorae and stainless steel. 20% whole cluster and 40% new extra fine grain French Oak.
Made with biodynamic certified grapes, barrel fermented, and aged 16 months in extra tight grain French Oak. This sublime Chardonnay offers expressive citrus, apple, ripe fruit, and creamy texture with enough freshness to carry through a long lingering finish.
Some barrels are filled direct from press pan and others with minimal settling, batonage and long elevage in tight grain French oak. Intoxicating aromas of citrus, sea foam, mineral and baking spice. Deeply layered palate reveals fresh flavors of lemon curd and just ripe asian pear with perfectly balanced acidity to carry the long ethereal finish.
The high elevation Bois Joli Vineyard sits on the southwest facing tip of the Amity Hills, overlooking the city of Amity and the Coast Range, directly facing the Van Duzer Corridor. The 2018 Chardonnay was whole cluster pressed long cycle with minimal settling, barrel fermentation and elevage in extra tight grain French oak. Moderate batonage and finished in stainless tank prior to bottling. Aromas of wet stone, tree fruit and exotic spice. The citrus focused mid palate shows depth, silken texture and mouthwatering acidity