2014 Wayfinder

Wayfinder is a beacon that has drawn me in. I made her in 2012 as a one off, but ultimately she was too intriguing to not pursue. I never wanted to get into the Chard game, Wayfinder is a swerve. Though as they say “The straight line is a godless line”.....

Peppered with high tension powerlines, vertical feet of rough limestone, ocean views and dashed dreams, consistantly produces discus thrower fruit: focused, precise and far from lean.

Varietals:

100% Chardonnay


Vineyard:

Bien Nacido


Appellations:

Santa Maria Valley


Cases Made:

161


Alcohol:

14.1% Alc by Vol.


TASTING NOTES: It was early October and time to say goodbye to the coast. Summer had waned precipitously, the fields were still filled with new flowers. On the final sunlit day you walked the meadow one last time: verdant sea grass, watercress, kicked chalk, nibbling at a picnic of dessert fruits: pineapple, guava, lemon curd and lychee. The whip of salt from the ocean’s edge was a smart reminder of the coming dusk.

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