From the famous X2 block at Jurassic Park, these own-rooted vines were planted in 1978 on sandy limestone soils in the coastal Santa Ynez Valley.
Notes from winemaker John Lockwood:
Winemaking: The grapes went directly to press and the juice was fermented
with native yeast in neutral 500L oak puncheons, underwent full ML fermentation
and was aged for 11 months on lees. The wine was bottled unfined & unfiltered
with minimal SO2.
Notes: The 2019 Chenin captures the energy and verve of these low yielding old
vines with a rare combination of flavor and acidity. The juice was kept pristine,
with almost no sulfites needed to preserve freshness. It is explosively aromatic,
high acid and fully stimulating on the palate with intensity and drive. It showcases
the purity of fruit grown in sand, balanced with a strong but smooth limestone
sea salt, peach blossom, fresh ginger, grapefruit pith, driving finish
Drink Now – 2026