“The Chardonnay that comes from the Livermore Valley possesses a unique focus of character. While being in a warmer climate, the three vineyards which comprise this complication Chard are all located along the southern and western edges. The sloping, rolling hills of the Kalthoff common and Mines Rd locations provide small microclimates that are ideal for drainage and retaining the cool air that prolongs the growing season. The Castle Vineyard, located of Wente St, gives generous fruit to the blend.
I was a non-believer of Livermore Valley Chardonnay when I arrived here in 2004. Today, I will put these wines against any Chard on the shelf at the price point. The appellation is under-valued. It is one of the more exciting wines that I work with.”
Dane Stark, winemaker
The barrel fermentation of 25% of this Chardonnay adds complexity while the 75% that is fermented in stainless steel under temperature control provides freshness and structure.
It has opening notes of butter, lemon, fruit and honey suckle with a bit of almond and vanilla on the nose.
It has a lovely, golden yellow, straw color.
The palate entry is of floral components with ripe fruit in the California style and a soft, pleasing mid palate. The acidity is tempered making this an excellent food wine but one that drinks all by itself just fine! There is honey and buttercup in the finish with lingering bright floral and a subtle kiss of American Oak.
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Page Mill Winery started, yep, on Page Mill Rd in Los Altos Hills!!!!
In 1976, Dick Stark and wife Ome dug a hole under their home and began making wine. Son, Dane, joined the operation in 1989 and for 28 years operated the winery on Page Mill Rd until, in 2004, a decision was taken to move to Livermore Valley in order to expand production and have a dedicated tasting room.
Since that move, many things have changed including size (we're much bigger now) quality (we are receiving more awards and medals than ever before) and fruit sourcing (today we are 95% Livermore Valley appelation wines) but one thing remains the same....
We are striving at Page Mill for "Peace through wine, one glass at a time"