Winery Notes: We set out to move a mountain; to narrow the stylistic differences between Napa and Sonoma Chardonnays. The clone specifically selected for our Rutherford site, Sugar Shack, is expressive of its terroir and can maintain high acidity levels. These qualities allow the resulting wine to express characteristics similar to its Sonoma cousins.
Mark Aubert’s Tasting Notes: ” The 2020 Sugar Shack is a seductive wine of incredible scale and energy. The nose is draped with intoxicating aromas of apricot oil, yellow peach, almond croissant, and cardamon spice with a hint of sun-dried hay. The palate is a satiny elixir of lemon confit and apple pie spice layered over a succulent core of white peach preserves. A touch of talc comes through to give the wine an attractive texture on the finish. This wine has more to reveal and will age gracefully for over a decade. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.”