Creamy & cool-climate Cali Chardy.
Peg Leg is a single varietal Chardonnay sourced from the Minnes Vineyard on Sonoma Mountain. The vines were farmed by James’ friend and up-and-coming organic grower, David Rothschild. The fruit for the 2021 vintage was picked a bit earlier, yielding a zesty and surprisingly low alcohol (12%) expression of Chardonnay. Half of the fruit was foot tread and pressed the next day, and the other was directly pressed.
- Florèz Wines was founded by James Jelks in 2017, and his process is all about prioritizing old world technique and sensibility.
- After completing his degree in Oenology at UC Davis, James studied winemaking all over the world for 10 years before starting his own project in Santa Cruz.
- The wine receives its name from the pressing techniques used during the vinification process, “one foot in, one foot out,” as James likes to say.