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2018 Center of Effort Chardonnay

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

Browned butter, white peach, toasted coconut and soft pecan aromas make for a warm and approachable nose on this bottling. The palate sizzles with tart lemon zest and grapefruit flavors, with an acidic drive that cuts through the baked apricot core.

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.