2017 Chardonnay, Barra Vineyard, Mendocino County

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2017 Chardonnay, Barra Vineyard, Mendocino County


Barra Vineyard is a truly unique site nestled in Redwood Valley in Mendocino County. The roots of these 46-year old Chardonnay vines dig deeply into the soils in which they are planted. Fermented in 100% neutral French oak, this bright, food friendly Chardonnay showcases the unique terroir of Redwood Valley.

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Varieties: Chardonnay (100%)

Production: 140 cases

Vineyard: Barra Vineyard


Barra Vineyard is located in Redwood Valley, just north of Ukiah, on predominantly Pinole gravelly loam soils. The red soils of Redwood Valley and the cooler climate compared to surrounding regions make this an ideal region for growing white grape varieties. Highly deficient in organic matter, the moderately acidic soil pH allows for optimal nutrient uptake to allow the vines to thrive.


The same family has owned and farmed Barra Vineyard for generations. The Barra Family was farming their vineyards organically before the term even existed!


The Chardonnay was entirely hand harvested. Whole clusters were pressed and allowed to ferment using only indigenous yeast and bacteria. No sulfur was added to the wine at any time during the fermentation, aging or bottling period. The wine fermented in neutral French oak barrels and aged sur lies for 11 months prior to bottling. There were no further additions to the wine prior to its gentle bottling via gravity in July of 2018.