2007 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 Pacifi c 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:

Vibrant pale color. Scents of honey, fig, citrus, banana, and vanilla jump readily out of the glass. Upon aeration, aromas of cloves, ginger, and creme brulee become evident. Fig, banana, and vanilla flavors pair with a smooth, rich palate. This Chardonnay finishes strong with a long lingering finish. Drink now through 2015.

- Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking