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.
Tropical fruit aromas of peach and nectarine are delicately woven with lemon zest,
vanilla and toast on the nose. This medium to full-bodied Chardonnay is teeming with a vibrant array of
citrus flavors, bright acidity and a creamy, silky texture that gives way to a subtle toasty component. The
finish of stone fruits and lemon peel lingers on the palate, complementing the excellent balance that has
become a hallmark of the Dijon clones bottling.
This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for up to five