Chardonnay Sangiacomo "Green Acres Hill"
This single vineyard Chardonnay is sourced from a small “hill” section of the larger Sangiacomo Green Acres vineyard. Planted to the revered (and shy bearing) Old Wente Clone, the block reveals a signature character every year: naturally derived nutty, custardy richness and vibrant acidity that prove you can have both power and precision in a Chardonnay.
A striking green-golden color in the glass, Green Acres Hill offers a bright hit of lemon curd, green apple and citrus rind deftly playing off of a nervy acid backbone. Decidedly old world in character, there’s a serious intensity from this parcel that is carefully shepherded in the cellar, with native primary fermentation and mostly older barrels (only 8% new French oak) to allow the vineyard to speak for itself.