Edna Valley Chardonnay, Wolff Vineyard 2007
Release Date: Spring 2009
2007 was a classic year from this mature, thirty-year-old vineyard. The grapes were harvested in October because of the cool, maritime climate in Edna Valley, and the long growing season gave the wine firm structure and beautiful acidity with buoyant aromas of citrus zest, gardenia flower and toasty nuance. Aged for nine months in French and American oak, this chardonnay is full and rich on the palate reflecting its old-vine, barrel fermented, sur-lie approach. The finish is long and complete.
As is our tradition, we make this wine as a singular vineyard and have since 1985.
Yield: 2.5 tons per acre(79.2 tons purchased)
Harvest: October 3rd-9th
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.5° Brix, 3.4 pH, 7.8 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: French & American Oak; 100% Barrel Fermented; 100% Malolactic
Bottling: July 2008
91 points Wine Spectator - April 2009
Smart Buys, Hot Wines
Ripe and floral, with fleshy peach, nectarine, melon and spice. Full-bodied, focused and elegant, with a long, persistent finish that emphasizes the ripe fruitiness. Drink now through 2012.—JL