El Diablo

Vintage Notes

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.

Winemaker Notes

“Medium golden with a silver tint, the 2021 Chardonnay UV – El Diablo offers lots of layered and classic charm, with wonderful aromas of flint, salted peach, toasted brioche, and lime zest. Medium to full-bodied, with a clean and creamy texture, it has seamless balance in its notes of hazelnut, toasted cedar, and melon. More about its rounded and viscous texture than acidity, it’s long on the palate. It’s going to improve over the next 5-7 years and drink well over the following 10.” – 97pts, Jeb Dunnuck