Belle Côte Belle Côte Vineyard, Sonoma County Translated from the French: beautiful slope

Belle Côte
Estate Chardonnay

The grapes for Belle Côte are grown at 1,700 to 1,750 feet above sea level. The high elevation, in combination with a more sheltered site, create conditions for a long and slow ripening. The resulting wine offers the broadest, fattest fruit profile of our four single vineyard Chardonnays, with clean citrus notes, exotic lychee, and our signature wet stone-like minerality.

Vineyard & Wine Details
Tasting Notes


  • Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County


  • 1990

Chardonnay clonal selections

  • See
  • Old Wente
  • Rued


  • 1,700–1,800 feet


  • Rocky volcanic-origin Rhyolite


  • East


  • Thicker soils; cooler via elevation, easterly exposure and trees on western border, slow ripening, longer growing season.

Wines produced from the
Belle Côte Vineyard

Belle Côte

Estate Chardonnay