Chardonnay

Scopus Vineyard

Owned by Bay Area venture capitalist Ori Sasson, this tiny jewel of a vineyard is perched high on Sonoma Mountain where growing conditions are best suited to cool-climate grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.The vineyard produces very low yields that translate into intense flavors. For the last two years, the vineyard has been managed by Ulises Valdez—possibly the most well-known grower in Sonoma. Ulises is known as the ‘David Abreu of Sonoma County’ and grows grapes for top Chardonnay producers like Paul Hobbs and Mark Aubert.

  • Sonoma Mountain, CA
  • Volcanic origin / very gravelly soils
  • 12-acre mountain vineyard with northeastern
  • Clone 4 exposure; cool-climate viticulture; vertical trellising, cane-pruned.

WINE STYLE: Aromas of stone fruit, jasmine, minerals & lemon zest. Dry & nervy, with brisk acidity and a saline nuance giving energy and lift to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors.


POSEIDON VINEYARD

Poseidon’s Vineyard, planted in 1974, lays at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River and is the southernmost vineyard in Napa Carneros. This block has produced a series of highly scored wines including a Wine Spectator 95 for Chardonnay as well as a Robert Parker 91.

  • Carneros AVA, Napa Valley
  • Clone 667,777,115
  • Terroir: Gravel mixed with clay

WINE STYLE: This Chardonnay exhibits vanilla, tropical fruit, & lemon blossom characteristics with slight minerality & green apple aromas. A touch of oak gives this wine an elegant buttery texture & a long finish.