"These grapes make a wine that reminds me of one of my favorite childhood indulgences: Sunday morning glazed doughnuts with creamy custard filling...'comfort food' before I even knew what that was. The first time I stuck my nose into a glass of this Chardonnay, it brought me back to that moment-and the idea for comfort wine was born."

  - Donny Sebastiani

This Chardonnay is made in a truly new style preserving delicate fragrances and freshness with carefully managed stainless steel fermentation at lower temperatures using a specially selected yeast strain, and gentle stirring of the lees. One hundred percent of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation to enhance the body and to add as subtle creaminess that beautifully complements the bright, fresh fruit flavors of the wine. Once blended, the wine is aged for 6 month in new French Oak, imparting warm and toast almond and vanilla notes. 

DOMAINE de l'HORTUS 2014 GRAND CUVEE  ROUGE
60% Syrah | 35% Grenache | 5% Mourvedre

BERGERIE de l'HORTUS 2015 CLASSIQUE  ROUGE
60% Syrah | 35% Grenache | 5% Mourvedre

LE LOUP DANS LE BERGERIE 2015 ROUGE

80% Grenache | 20% Syrah

LOUP Y ES-TU? 2015 BLANC

80% Muscat | 10% Chardonnay | 10% Viognier

Custard captures what makes this small, family-owned vineyard so special. At Watmaugh Ranch, grapes grow slowly, developing voluptuous aromas, rich flavors, and a creamy tenure balanced by crisp, refreshing acidity.

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