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2015 North (Alban) Alban Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

ITEM 7955679 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $60
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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Ripe melon, pear, tangerine and toasty lees on the highly perfumed nose; a mineral flourish lends focus and lift. Silky and seamless on the palate, displaying concentrated orchard and citrus fruit flavors...blends richness and delicacy and closes with strong, tangy persistence and an echo of smoky minerals.

92-94The Wine Advocate

...pretty, lively, even juicy...medium to full-bodied richness and depth, beautiful purity and lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, lemon and white flower aromas and flavors.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of lemon-laced fruits, salted citrus and white flowers in a rich, textured, just juicy style...plenty of heft, but shows the vintage's racy, vibrant style.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley

Edna Valley AVA is within San Luis Obispo County, and within the large Central Coast AVA. Edna Valley became an AVA in 1982 and it includes 22,400 acres of extremely fertile land blessed with a long growing season. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the principal grapes, though Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Grenache, Viognier, Merlot and Petite Sirah also are grown. Spanish missionaries were growing grape vines in the Edna Valley in the 18th century, but the valley’s modern wine industry took off in the 1970s. Today there are more than 50 Edna Valley wineries.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.