Planted in 2008 by then vineyard manager Ulises Valdez, El Diablo vineyard sits on a ridge above Eastside Road in Russian River Valley. Early in their relationship, he told the Senses team that “when you work hard, the fruit always tastes better.” That holds very true for El Diablo.
“The 2020 UV – El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay rolls out of the glass with flamboyant pineapple, green guava, and orange blossom scents with touches of coriander seed, marzipan, and lemongrass. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers lovely tension and taut tropical layers, finishing with great purity. Located in the Russian River Valley, El Diablo vineyard was planted in 2008 by Ulises Valdez, a highly skilled local vineyard manager who passed away a few years ago. This site is slightly more inland and warmer, so it is usually harvested a month earlier than the other Senses vineyards.”
– 93+pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown