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Our Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay is bright and delightful with aromas of crisp green apple and hints of lemon zest. On the palate, layers of white peach and hints of apricot seamlessly blend with notes of baked apple and subtle hints of oak. A vibrant acidity and supple, generous mouthfeel create a perfectly balanced expression of Chardonnay.
NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER:
Our Chardonnay is a tale of two great Central Coast regions: Monterey County and San Luis Obispo County. We began in Monterey County for the bright flavors of apple and apricot with a zippy acidity. The cooling air from Monterey Bay creates a longer growing season, allowing the grapes to develop intense flavor. Grapes from our home in San Luis Obispo County provided ripe, tropical flavors and a full body. The warm days and cool nights of this region create an extended ripening process, allowing the grapes to achieve full flavors. Together, the fruit from these two regions provides a wine that is in perfect harmony. Whole cluster pressing and immediately separating the freerun juice gave us juicy, soft flavors. To add dimension and subtle oak notes, we fermented around one-third of this wine in used oak barrels with partial malolactic fermentation. The balance of the wine fermented in stainless steel tanks. 90% of the lots aged on 100% French oak for up to eight months with weekly lees stirring created a creamy, luscious mouthfeel and texture, while imparting subtle hints of cinnamon.
Country of Origin: USA
Alcohol Content: 13.9% ABV