Edna Valley Chardonnay, Wolff Vineyard 2007

Tasting Notes

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.

Production

5,588

Tech Notes

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

Alcohol: 13.4%

Reviews

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