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 1,800 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

Appellation

  • Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County

Planted

  • 1990

Chardonnay clonal selections

  • See
  • Old Wente
  • Rued

Elevation

  • 1,700–1,800 feet

Soil

  • Rocky volcanic-origin Rhyolite

Exposure

  • East

Notes

  • 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