Sonoma Coast
Ancillary Cellars

ancillary cellars 2017 chardonnay – el diablo vineyard


planted in 2008 and farmed with care and attention to detail, the el diablo vineyard is hitting its prime years and achieving its full potential. perched on the eastern edge of the russian river valley appellation with 500 ft. elevation, this site thrives with ideal weather conditions to grow premium chardonnay. gravelly loam soil combined with tight row spacing between vines helps to further reduce vigor and encourage the competition between the vines. the result is low yields with intense, flavor-packed-clusters. the nose is a combination of grapefruit blossoms and lemon grass blended with aromas of toasted meyer lemon peel. textural and dense, the mid-pallet is loaded with candied pineapple, purity, and a slight lift from the 50% malolactic fermentation and its aging in 50% new french oak. a california chardonnay that could easily double as a puligny montrachet kissed on the lips!

95 cases produced

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