This 2016 comes from Lancel Creek, a 2-acre vineyard on the western part of Sonoma Coast in Occidental that continues to be farmed by the famed vineyard grower and manager, Ulises Valdez. “The vineyard faces the Pacific Ocean, a mere five miles to the west. The combined influence of the cold Pacific and the warming afternoon sun produces a wine of incredible richness and sublime balance.” It is full-bodied and is a prime example of exceptional Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Learning from his days as the winemaker at Marcassin, Matt only works with 100% François Freres barrels and aged this 2016 in 12 months in barrel and 6 months in stainless steel, which is his way of keeping the fruit vibrant. 110 cases were produced.