Made from 100% cool-climate Chardonnay grown on the clay and metamorphic rock (slate/schist) soils of the Manzanar vineyard, 7.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Hand-picked grapes are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel using a number of yeast strains including native yeasts. About half the blend went through a malolactic fermentation and the final wine was fine-lees aged in French oak barrels for ten months. Lively aromas of lemon zest and lime blossom are underscored with hints of crisp pear and white flowers. The palate is heightened by a driving minerality and vibrant acidity that carries through on the finish.