This unusually complex and balanced wine is produced from grapes grown in Pine Ridge's narrowly
spaced estate vineyards in the sloping Carneros region. Pine Ridge was one of the first wineries to pair
French Dijon Clones with Carneros soils, which in combination with utilizing a system of controlled
stress yields intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. The result is a California Chardonnay that is stylistically
original, a perfect marriage of both French and California winemaking regions.
This wine opens with fresh tropical fruit aromas of peach and pineapple, with
hints of lime giving way to a slight toasty character. Outstanding balance shines upon entry, with good
viscosity and acid providing a round mouthfeel, bolstered by bright tropical fruit tones and a nice mineral
Capped by a finish that is clean and rich, the 2005 Dijon Clones Chardonnay may be enjoyed
now or cellared for up to five years.