2006 Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

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.

TASTING NOTES:

Rich, yellow color. This Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay showcases scents of honey, fig, pear, apple, and lemon. The intense aromas are paired seamlessly with flavors rich in honey, creme brulee, and citrus notes. While the acidity is apparent, it blends well with the oak spice, leading towards a lengthy finish for this wine. Enjoy now through 2015.  - Bill Brosseau. Director of Winemaking