Great wine begins with great fruit and the relationship between terroir, rootstock, clone and vineyard methods is at the heart of it. For the 2014 vintage, we selected pristine vineyards from the coolest parts of the Sonoma Coast to showcase the very best the region has to offer. The wine was barrel fermented and aged sur lie in French and Hungarian oak for 11 months, 30% of which was new oak. Tropical fruit and crisp apple aromas dominate the nose and then open up to creamy hints of vanilla. This 2014 Chardonnay is bright and crisp on the palate with flavors of yellow apple, pear, ripe pineapple, and orange blossom, balanced by an elegant accent of oak and vanilla. Its bright acidity and minerality highlight its Somoma Coast origins for a lingering finish.