Every bottle of wine is made from fruit grown on our 21 acre estate in the Santa Rita Hills. Producing less than 100 barrels of wine every year, each bottle is intended to be a distinct representation of our vineyard.
Made in Christine's simple Burgundian method - lightly pressed and barrel fermented with Montrachet yeast. This vintage highlights the citrus, terroir, and minerality of the vineyard, balanced by 14 months avg in 30% new Damy barrels from Meursault. Aromas of honeysuckle rise from the glass, as lemon peel, slate and pineapple add lift and crispness to the smooth palate. 93 points, Antonio Galloni
Sourced from north and south facing block on the estate predominantly marked by sand and gravel, this bottling is comprised of dijon clones 76 and 96. Barrel fermented with moderate new oak to complement the citrus notes and precise acidity resulting from the extreme ocean influence and marine soils of the Sta. Rita Hills. 720 Cases produced. "Possessing a touch of green in its citrus spice, underbrush and white flower bouquet, the 2014 Chardonnay is medium bodied, classy and elegant, with impeccable balance." - Jeb Dunnuck, 90 points.
Sourced from each of our blocks of Pinot noir and all 5 clones planted - representing our entire terroir, or the earth of Hilliard Bruce. A more masculine sense of smoke, iron, forest, and red stone fruits meld superbly with the craft of 30% new French oak barrels. Aged 18 months, Earth is a traditional leaner Pinot profile, when we're often tempted to go bolder.
The 2014 Sky is captured solely from a single sandy block of the expressive Calera clone. Pure red fruits, crushed flowers, pine and toasted spice 'blossom in a lifted, weightless Pinot built on grace.' (Antonio Galloni.) Only 12 barrels produced.
The 2013 Sun is comprised of Dijon clones, 667, 777 & 115, from two south-facing parcels with maximum sun exposure. Sandy loam soil lends drive and power, as it jumps from the glass with exuberant dark red and grounded black fruit. Sun always showcases the heart of Hilliard Bruce vineyard. Aged 18 months in 20% new French oak barrels.