Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

Price: $20.99
Item No. 31194
  • RP87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

Gentle winemaking techniques were used such as barrel fermentation at cool temperatures, sur lie aging in small French oak barrels and weekly batonage (stirring of the lees). To add complexity, a variety of yeasts were used in primary fermentation and the wine was encouraged to undergo malolactic fermentation as well. Soft but evident acids and a variety of spice and fruit nuances result. A gentle fining with natural ingredients add richness and depth while integrating the components of oak, fruit, spice, and acids. The initial impression is a fruit forward wine (peaches and pineapple) with underlying tones of butterscotch, coconut, and hazelnut in the mid-palate and banana dominating the extra long finish.

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Located just four miles from the Pacific Ocean near San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley Vineyard benefits from the coolest and longest growing season in California. The valley"s east-west orientation funnels afternoon sea breezes so the grapes slowly ripen on the vine. This prolonged hangtime allows the grapes to develop generous flavors and outstanding balance. Predominantly sandstone...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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