Diatom specializes in only one variety — Chardonnay — and is motivated by the pursuit of subtraction and refinement. The Machado Vineyard is planted to 2.5 acres of Chardonnay on the Wente clone with budwood sourced from the historic Sweeney Canyon vineyard. This wine come from a very sandy section in the northwest corner of that parcel.
90pts. Wine Spectator
“Pear, apple peel, lots of citrus rind and a touch of salty sea breeze all emerge from this medium bodied, lively and perfectly balanced Chardonnay that has bright acidity yet plenty of fruit.”
Jeb Dunnuck – 93 pts