All our Chardonnay is sourced from the Sun Chase Vineyard located
in the Petaluma Gap AVA. The vineyard is perched high above the
fog on the Sonoma Coast at an elevation of between 900-1,400′,
where the Petaluma Wind Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain just
over the Napa County border. The cool ocean breezes & moderate
sunshine, paired with fractured rocky clay soil consistently produces
distinguished Chardonnay. Sun Chase is a state-of-the-art, high
density vineyard developed in 2007 situated on the southern side of
Sonoma Mountain, an area heavily influenced by cool ocean breezes.
There are 42 acres planted to Pinot Noir, with four different clones of
grapes, and 18 acres of Chardonnay. These two varietals excel in this
region and the quality of fruit is an excellent demonstration of what
this vineyard produces.
Crisp, crystal clear with lemon yellow hues. Expressive aromas over flow the glass with pears, pineapple and apple blossom.
On the palate this wine displays a silky texture that glides across the mouth seamlessly intertwining flavors of pineapple,
honeydew melon and early season nectarines with more savory notes of Gravalstien apples and cut hay. There is a creamy
almost almond like note underlying the high fruit flavors, providing depth and complexity on the finish.
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The image on our label symbolizes the achievements and
contributions of Henry Pellet’s rich pioneering history in viticulture
experimentation and education, and his highly acclaimed winemaking
acumen in the fledgling days of our industry. Pellet was key in reengineering Napa Valley wine in the late 19th century, presenting it in
the best light possible. Artist Walter Shirlaw, from the Bureau of
Engraving & Printing, created an original work titled “Electricity
Presenting Light to The World”, the same era when Henry Pellet and
his contemporaries were presenting Napa Valley wine to the world. It
was used as the central image on the 1896 Educational Series $5.00
Silver Certificate and is still widely regarded to be the most beautiful
currency in U.S. history. Our label is a derivative work and is a
registered trademark of Pellet Estate.