With only 4 barrels to start in 2009, all from the same vineyard, the original idea was to make one wine. The wine itself had a different plan and we gladly listened.
Two of the four barrels made up White Hill. With a more mineral driven profile, those barrels reminded us of drinking 1er Cru Chablis and were given their name in honor of the chalky white hills of Chablis and diatomaceous earth of Sta. Rita Hills.
The other two barrels had a profile of warmer tones and were texturally more voluptuous, reminding us of Meursault and the other sexy wines from the Cote d' Or (Slope of Gold) we are admittingly addicted to. Hence, the first two bottlings were born: White Hill and Golden Slope. In 2011 we had the opportunity to make a little Bandol-inspired Rosé and since we drink white and Rosé like water all year-round, it seemed like a pretty good idea. 2013 harvest brought the opportunity to branch out with a small amount of Chardonnay from the neighboring, sister AVA of Santa Maria.
Our mantra is simple: quality over quantity. As a Chardonnay-focused project, hopelessly devoted to a teeny tiny AVA, our production is limited...
To help us best allocate our production as thoughtfully as we can nationwide, we currently sell our wines directly to members of our Wine Club. aka; the LF Family.
We would love for you to join us.
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