Our Veeder Summit Vineyard is our highest vineyard and is planted to the three Musqué clones that thrive in the cooler mountain climate, which helps preserve the wine’s natural aromatics and bright acidity. Crisp and clean, our Chardonnay offers aromas of white peach and lychee with notes of jasmine and honeysuckle with distinct minerality and flavors of peach laced with jasmine.
At a Glance
Taste + Style
This very special mountain Chardonnay offers aromas of white peach and lychee with floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle. In the glass, the wine is opulent, with distinct minerality and flavors of peach laced with jasmine. Crisp and clean, this Chardonnay stands apart, a pure expression of Mount Veeder and the new face of California Chardonnay.
Vineyard + Production
Located near the summit of Mount Veeder above both the fog and frost lines, the Veeder Summit Vineyard is our highest vineyard. With blocks ranging from 1,300 to 2,000 feet above sea level, the vineyard is known for its steep slopes and rocky soils. The three Musqué clones planted here thrive in the cooler mountain climate, which helps preserve the wine’s natural aromatics and bright acidity.
Our Chardonnay was fermented in 100% stainless and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in older neutral French Oak barrels, with lees stirring bi-weekly, for four months.
Food + Wine Pairing
“Stone fruits such as white peaches or nectarines along with pears and persimmons. Spicy and sweet greens mix (arugula, mizuna, mache lettuce). A dish of fennel-dusted halibut with roasted peaches and field greens with a honey/citrus vinaigrette. Cheese pairings include ‘Goats Feta’ from Redwood Hills and Carmody from Bellwether Farms.” –Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef