2019 Estate Chardonnay
Walla Walla Valley
Inspired by the Grand Cru’s of Burgundy, chardonnay was the first wine founder Rick Small made as a home winemaker. Our new 100% Estate Chardonnay was produced as one of Rick’s pet projects. It is entirely from the North Block at the Estate Vineyard, which has a north-facing aspect and is all Wente clone. He wanted to explore making a leaner style Chardonnay, which meant picking this block at lower bix than the others, using no new oak, and only going through minimal malolactic fermentation, thus preserving the natural acidity.