2003 Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay

The Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, planted in 1973 in what is now known as the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation of Monterey County boasts some of the oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in North America. The gentle east-facing slope of the vineyard is covered with Pacific Ocean fog every morning, leading to a very long growing season. Owned by Robert Talbott, these low yielding vines receive exceptional care.

The deep roots of these old vines add layers of minerality and complexity from the sparse gravelly loam soils. The vineyard’s unique terroir features rich, citrus focused fruit characteristics and spiciness that dominate this luscious Chardonnay.


Pale yellow color. This wine starts with nice aromas of custard, spice, and citrus. The taste exudes a rich, creamy mouthfeel leading into a supple, lingering finish. The inherent minerality is subtle, but it completes this well-rounded wine. - Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking