These hillside Chardonnay vines are now 25 years old. The crop is invariably small, and the wine is an ideal example of mountain-grown Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. In 2006, the cooler than average temperatures delayed ripening until early November. The must fermented for almost one year! The naturally high acid levels that result from the coastal climate serve to keep the wine fresh and lively for years. We opened a bottle of the 2000 Thieriot Chardonnay recently and it was still remarkably youthful, vibrant and wondrously alive. With time and proper cellaring, this 2006 Thieriot will be every bit its equal.