About The Wine
This lusciously sweet wine is produced from late-picked Chardonnay grapes from our 50-acre Sta. Rita Hills vineyard that sits on a gentle, southeast facing slope comprised of mostly sandy soil. Our 'Pali Vineyard' Late Harvest Chardonnay wines are deliciously sweet, with a creamy palate and yellow amber hues. All of our vineyard designated wines express the nuanced characteristics discovered on remarkably unique and excellent vineyards.
With a total area of 30,720 acres, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is home to over 59 vineyards, totaling 2,700 hundred acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and 18 other cool climate wine grape varieties. The combination of a purely East/West maritime throat, poor marine-based soils, elevated calcium in the soil and the Pacific’s cooling influence through fog, wind and moderating summer heat combine to form one of the world’s best cool-climate viticulture areas for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.