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2012 Evening Land Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay

ITEM 8248447 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
fred12 $20 $20
$20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8271967 5 $20 Jun 19, 2022
I8248447 1 $20 May 29, 2022
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RATINGS

91Wine Enthusiast

Lean and crisp, this light, ethereal Chardonnay develops in the glass into something more substantial and complex. Herbal and slightly savory...

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

Beautiful notes of beeswax, orange blossom and crisp apples...medium-bodied, pure and brilliantly crafted...flavorful, finesse-styled white

PRODUCER

Evening Land Vineyards

Evening Land Vineyards is a family of three estates in Oregon, California and France that was started in 2005 by film producer Mark Tarlov. Based in Santa Rosa, California, the enterprise is now under new ownership, but it continues to produce about 32,000 cases of wine a year. At the moment the estate’s Burgundy venture sources grapes in the Cote d’Or. In Oregon Evening Land has vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills. In California the estate has a vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and on the state’s Central Coast. Evening Land produces red and white Burgundies, Oregon Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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.