Pax Mahle made his name finding cool, marginal, windy, and exposed vineyards and working with them to craft incredible wine. With minimal influence in the cellar, the wines of Wind Gap are expressions of purity and balance. They are honest wines from special places.
This couplet of Chardonnays were fermented in both concrete and neutral French oak, raised in neutral barrels, and finished in stainless steel. The 2013 James Berry Chardonnay is the final vintage from these historic vines planted in the 1970s in west Paso Robles. The mid-palate shows riper than you would expect flavors of fig and melon and the finish is driven by minerality and freshness. Aromas of ripe pears, melon, minerals and sea salt-all hallmarks of this expressive vintage-dominate the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.
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