Jared and Tracey Brandt have been making wine naturally in California since the 2003 vintage. After spending a year in France with famed winemaker Eric Texier learning everything they could, they returned home with a mission to make American wines with a sense of place. All of the duo’s wines are fermented with native yeast, almost entirely unfined and unfiltered, with only a small amount of sulfur added at bottling.
The Linda Vista Vineyard is planted in alluvial soils from the nearby Dry Creek in the West Oak Knoll area which is one of the more prestigious and classic spots for Chardonnay. The vineyard that won the famous Paris tasting in 1976 is just behind Linda Vista. There is a beautiful tension in this wine resulting from the interaction of the cooling influence of the Bay and the generous Napa Valley sunshine.