Linda Vista Vineyard is located on a silty loam site in the southwestern part of a cooler area in the Oak Knoll District. Over 25-year-old vines were originally planted by the Beringer family, and Steve has taken over farming and has been tending the land.
We picked the Chardonnay on August 27th. Thanks to the grower’s intuitive decision-making, Steve Matthiasson, we managed to harvest the grapes in superb condition before the fire damage became extensive in Napa Valley. As a result, the finished wine exhibits the best characteristics of Oak Knoll Chardonnay, despite the most challenging vintage in the winemaking history of Northern California.
This organically grown Chardonnay (CCOF Certified Organic) was picked at 21.5 Brix and pressed gently in whole clusters, barrel-fermented with indigenous yeast, and aged in barrels on the lees. It was bottled, unfiltered, and unfined.