WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Chardonnay
  • APPELLATION
    Sonoma Coast, CA
  • ALCOHOL
    13.20%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    Aged in 5% new French oak
  • PRODUCTION
    195 Cases

For three generations, the Holtermann family had the privilege of importing and representing many notable and leading wineries from all over the world. In working alongside each of the different wineries, the Holtermann's were intimately exposed to the work culture, the philosophy, the winemaking style and the vision each had of their place in the global wine map. Personal relationships with the entrepreneurs, the enologists, the marketers and the viticulturists leading these organizations provided a unique lense through which they were able to gain deep insights into the allure, challenges and intricacies of winegrowing.

The Holtermann's have now planted new roots in the remote ridge tops of Annapolis on the Sonoma Coast. From this beautiful and remote place, winemaker Carroll Kemp (Red Car) handcrafts Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of elegance, finesse and complexity. The wines should reflect their place of origin, and be an expression of our family vineyard and other carefully selected cool coastal sites. Through the wines, the strive to express the intersection of place and family – the beautiful cold Pacific climate so perfect for Burgundian varietals, and the soul of a family long-dedicated to the love of wine. 

93pts Wine Enthusiast: Clarified butter is the first flavor to hit the palate of this wine, with a fresh, herbal essence that gives it a farmhouse feel. Cucumber and lemony acidity follow, as well as a pronounced oyster shell-like mineral note. This is a light, bright white ready for the table or as an apéritif.

TASTING NOTES 

Meyer Lemon, apricot, sea salt and almond oil burst from the glass of this super expressive wine along with notes of wet stones, celery leaf, honeycomb, and white tea. This is a crisp, vibrant expression of two West Sonoma Coast Chardonnay vineyards – Campbell Ranch in Annapolis and Joyce in Freestone.