Chardonnay 'Dierberg Vineyard', Tyler
- Planted in 1997 on Garey Series loam
- Whole-cluster pressed to tank, settled briefly before racking to fermentation tank
- After native fermentation is active, moved to barrels and puncheons (15% new) to complete fermentation.
- No battonage, full malolactic fermentation
- Raised on lees for 10 months before returning to tank for additional elevage
Santa Maria Valley