NEW! Our Firepeak Chardonnay you know and love has gotten a new look and will now be known as our Edna Valley Chardonnay.
This Chardonnay exudes effortless elegance with aromas of lavender and citrus that develop into luscious flavors of grilled cinnamon peaches and ripe tropical fruits. Hints of minerality emphasize the wine’s natural liveliness and is balanced by notes of vanilla, clove and spice that lead to a smooth, memorable finish.
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast (2020 Vintage): “Light and clean aromas of pear, chalk and chiseled stone make a complex introduction to the nose of this wine, which is widely available and fairly priced. The palate grabs hold with a tactile texture, then delivers waves of nectarine, melon and pineapple, with a sea salt kick on the finish.” —Matt Kettmann, September 2022
90 Points, Vinous (2018 Vintage): “Bright straw. Fresh citrus and orchard fruit and floral qualities on the nose, along with hints of tarragon and honey. Silky and open-knit, offering pliant orange, pear and melon flavors that show good depth and no rough edges. Delivers very good tenacity and spicy lift on the finish, which echoes the tarragon and honey notes.” —Josh Raynolds, January 2021
SIP Certified Sustainable
Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants
September 22 – October 14, 2021
Fermented open top for 12 days at 78˚
100% barrel fermented on French oak (28% new)
June 15, 2022
The coolest growing region in all of California, as cited in a study by Southern Oregon University, the Edna Valley is a mere 5.4 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, the extended growing season allows grapes grown here to develop intense and complex varietal flavors, while achieving optimum maturity levels. Known as the “Dirt of the Devil,” the soils in the northern portion of the valley are also unique. As Islay Hill is the most southern sibling in a chain of extinct volcanoes known as the Seven Sisters, volcanic remnants are combined with clay loam and rocky marine sediment, offering a distinct mix of nutrients and good drainage.