Gravel Pit is the brainchild of famed viticulturist Rob Sweeney. Rob’s family revived the now legendary estate of Vine Cliff in Oakville back in the mid-80s and he has since gone on to establish some of the most significant vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, including one that now belongs to Cult producer, Hundred Acre. After his success in the vineyards and at such wineries as Franciscan and Buena Vista, he is now producing a small amount of pinot noir and chardonnay under the Gravel Pit label.
The chardonnay for Gravel Pit Sonoma Coast comes from two vineyards: the Lazy W vineyard in Russian River and the Frostwatch vineyard in Bennett Valley. Both sites are planted to Old Wente Clone and are blended together to create a classic, Sonoma-style chardonnay. Aromas of honeysuckle and white peach with juicy and bright tropical fruit, and lemon oil, and lime zest on the finish