2011 Wrath Ex Anima Chardonnay, Monterey
Ex Anima, or "from the soul" in Latin, is a tribute to the original, unmanipulated flavors of Wrath's estate old-vine chardonnay.
Ex anima, or "from the soul" in Latin, is a tribute to the original flavors that emerge from Wrath's estate old-vine and own-rooted Clone Four Chardonnay. Steel-tank aging preserves the unmanipulated inner character of these outstanding grapes. Aromas of citron, pineapple, and guava combine to add a subtle tropical note to the nose. The palate counters with bright stone fruit, bracing, mouth-watering acidity, and a crushed-stone mineral finish.
Our Estate San Saba Vineyard is set in a sheltered nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. This is a cool site with little rainfall and one of the longest growing seasons in the world. Our soils provide a low-vigor, well-draining, disease- and pest-free medium for our vines. They also impart a subtle mineral quality to our wines. To preserve our local ecosystem, we have worked with viticultural consultant Steve McIntyre to develop a sustainable farming program tailored to our estate.