The 2022 harvest was marked by near-ideal weather conditions, with a mild spring and a warm, dry summer, resulting in optimal ripening of the grapes. This climate contributed to a bountiful and high-quality harvest. Winemakers were thrilled by the grape quality, with promising flavors and aromas that hinted at an exceptional vintage. The 2022 harvest promised to yield wines with depth, complexity, and a unique expression of the region's terroir.
"Hailing from mature vines deeply rooted in the cool, wind-swept and rocky hillsides of the Petaluma Gap, IMPLICIT Cellars' AVIDITY is showy and cleverly brings everything to the table. This 14-month aged Chardonnay is a stacked expression fine lemon curd, browned butter, sweet confection, and baked apple pie. With a little air and time to open, from the golden hues at the start, to the refined length of finish, it is sheer balance. In two words, ‘glimmering art.’ There are such layers of complexity, with hints of caramel, baking spices, and a touch of oak adding depth and texture. Flavors of cinnamon apple yogurt, ripe pear, and a divine texture of crème brûlée. Native yeast fermented and underwent 100% malolactic conversion… bottled unfiltered and unfined. There are no holes in this wine, while in its youth, and I believe cellared correctly, this wine will survive well to 2039 and beyond. " ~Kirk Venge