2017 FAILLA HAYNES VINEYARD CHARDONNAY COOMBSVILLE
Located in a cool pocket of the Coombsville AVA, east of the city of Napa, Haynes Vineyard sits on a bed of rocky volcanic soils. The vineyard is buffeted by winds from nearby San Pablo Bay, moderating the summer heat and preserving the natural acidity of the grapes. The vineyard’s 52-year-old vines, are prized by wineries such as Failla, Ancien and Enfield… and a couple other Boutique Cult Chardonnay Producers (we can’t mention)
These old school, widely spaced, cane pruned vines have found a most perfect balance point as tended by Fernando Delgado since 1969. He prunes each vine individually, according to its strength and potential, choosing which canes to keep and how many canes and shoots that each vine will grow. There is no technological substitute for this level of knowledge and experience coupled with pure love for the vine and its fruit.