2019 Martin Ray Green Valley Concrete Chardonnay
A true representation of cool-climate Chardonnay, this wine offers ripe fruit with incredible concentration, framed by intense acidity and minerality.
Mill Station Vineyard of Dutton Ranch.
Located in the heart of Green Valley, this vineyard possesses the rare combination of excellent soil, old vines and ideal cool climate. Planted to Goldridge fine sandy loam, it is southwest facing and sees long periods of morning fog and cool coastal wind in the evening.
Starting with rain during bloom, 2019 transitioned into a steady, slow to warm spring. Temperate throughout the summer, offering only a couple intermittent heat spikes. Average yields and incredible quality with harvest beginning in early August.
Gently whole cluster pressed, cold-settled for two days, then racked to concrete eggs where it is inoculated with yeast and sur lie aged until malolactic fermentation complete. The wine is then left to age in concrete eggs for 10 months.
Vibrant Eureka lemon zest, fresh peach, and racy minerality with touches of Acacia flower. Layers of subtle pear and underripe nectarine beneath mouthwatering acidity, over a clean, linear palate.