Kathleen's decision to make this wine resulted as a challenge from her husband to see if she could create a Russian River Valley wine with bright acidity, little or no tropical fruit flavours, and a creamy texture from malolactic fermentation without the cloying butteriness so often found in 100% MLF Chardonnays. Her chosen site was the lovely vineyard in the Laguna Ridge neighbourhood of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley that has soils reminiscent of a moonscape. It has some of the whitest soil in the region; it is very sandy with broken down Goldridge soil.
The result? A Chardonnay with a rich texture, a crisp finish and plenty of tart acidity.