Named for Joe’s mother, the matriarch of the family, Nancie Chardonnay is made from a quartet of cool, Sonoma County vineyards: one is an old vineyard on Sonoma Mountain, one lies off of Westside Road, the third is in Bennett Valley, and the fourth is our old-vine, dry-farmed, estate Chardonnay vineyard.
Sonoma Mountain is influenced by cool ocean breezes, rocky soils, and high elevation. The third is a Russian River Valley property bearing 30+-year-old vines that grow a wine both rich and mineral in texture. The fourth and newest to the blend is a unique parcel nestled in a hillside in the cool Green Valley.
The wine is aged for 10 months in oak barrels with 20% being new French oak.