Our 2019 EX Chardonnay comes from the original 35-year old, own-rooted Clone 4 planted on our estate vineyard. It is fermented (primary only) and aged for 3 months in stainless steel. The resulting unoaked wine is bright and direct, yet deceptively rich. The nose has a subtle tropical note and flavors offer guava, banana and green apple. There is a noticeable but balanced acidity with a full mouthfeel.
91pts Planet Grape, Catherine Fallis, Master Somellier
With a name meaning “out of” in Latin, EX speaks to our focus on expressing the personality and characteristics of our Certified Sustainable (SIP) estate vineyard. Our 2019 EX Chardonnay comes from the original old vine, own-rooted Clone 4 planted in 1985 on our estate San Saba vineyard.
100% Clone 4 chardonnay; estate grown grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted. It is fermented (primary only) and aged for 3 months in stainless steel before being bottled on-site.