The Insider program is carefully crafted from grapes grown by a notorious producer with vineyards in the Petaluma Gap area of the Sonoma Coast. The grapes are harvested at night under the lights and hand picked. At the winery the grapes are destemmed and transferred to open top fermenters where the grapes are cold soaked for 48 hours prior to commencing fermentation. The fermenters are pumped over 3 times per day and once per day with a tub and screen and remained on the skins for 14 days afterwhich it drained and gently pressed to 1.6 bars.
Chardonnay comes from grapes grown by the Sangiacomo family - a forth generation grower in Sonoma’s Carneros district within the Sonoma Coast and sourced specifically out of their Kaiser ranch block.
The name "The Insider" in this case comes from the fact that we cannot use the Sangiacomo designation on the labels because the suggested retail price is well below the famous vineyard family’s requirement to do so. With our insider connections and knowledge we are able to offer you a wine of exceptional quality and pedigree at an amazing price.