Santa Cruz Mountains
LA MARISMA VINEYARD
A southwest facing, hillside vineyard tucked into an ocean-cooled valley near the town of Aptos, six miles from the Pacific. Mount Eden selection chardonnay planted in 1998. Soil type is a deep alluvial fan of sand & calcareous marine deposits with excellent drainage. Reliable morning fog results in daily temperature fluctuations of 40+ degrees. Pattern of fog/sun/fog ensures proper vine respiration & very even ripening.
lemon oil, sea shell, lilikoi
lemon curds, bay leaf, poached pear
grilled sardines, squid a la plancha, lemon risotto