In Santa Ynez, the Jurassic Park Vineyard sits at 335m elevation on sandy, well-drained limestone-laden soils atop the playground of the dinosaurs of the Jurassic era. These days, pumpjacks swing wildly all around the perimeter of the vineyard, pumping black gold from deep underground and funding adult playgrounds in Beverly Hills. Our bounty is perhaps less remunerative, but no less precious. Planted in 1978, the age of this ungrafted Chenin vineyard qualifies it as "old" in Southern California. We treat it gently, ferment it with native yeasts, and keep it company through the winter. Each vintage shows us a new dimension, a new potential expression of this place with botrytis occasionally making an appearance. Consistently small berries and clusters and low vigor soils lend depth, dimension, and structure to this noblest of varieties. We will release a small quantity of sparkling chenin that is currently in tirage sometime in the next few years.