For this wine, we selected grapes from two specific sites that exquisitely show the Russian River Valley Chardonnay traits we love. Both sites benefit from clockwork fog that often lasts until late in the day, as well as the fertile Goldridge soils that make the Russian River Valley famous. These ancient seabed soils grow lush and healthy vines and canopies, which when pruned to achieve a balanced crop load, excel in the cool climate. The grapes used to craft this wine were sourced from two vineyard sites: the Braughton Vineyard located on Vine Hill Road in Sebastopol, and the Dutton Ranch Shop Vineyard. The fruit at Braughton was harvested on September 13th, 2019, with the grapes from the Shop Vineyard picked on October 17th, 2019. These dramatically different picking dates create complexity and balance in the final wine. This highly intentional approach to picking and blending is a technique that Winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen loves to implement when creating wines.