Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Vintage production: 308 cases
Arista’s most distinctive wine is the El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay. The site rests on a ridgeline in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA that’s cooled by the morning and evening coastal mists, yet bathed in glorious California sunshine for a few hours each day. Arista’s vines are composed of Old Wente and Montrachet clones, on the vital Goldridge soils – a recipe that produces the most classical of wines: rich, intense, earthy, and loaded with fruit and spice, all balanced by a minerality and energy that showcases winemaker Matt Courtney’s contemporary approach.