Edna Valley Chardonnay, Wolff Vineyard 2003

Tasting Notes

Release Date: Winter/Spring 2006

This is our nineteenth offering from this vineyard, the oldest in Edna Valley. Completely barrel fermented and aged in French and American oak, it is an entire expression of this unique site. White peach, honeysuckle and pear aromas are the first impression in the nose. Rich in texture, icy clean, melon-apple flavors abound.

Production

7,532

Tech Notes

Yield: 3.5 tons per acre (140 tons total purchase)

Harvest: October 14th-23th

Numbers @ Harvest: 24.6° Brix, 3.32 pH, 8.8 grams acidity

Barrel Regimen: 50-50 French and American 1-4 years old; 100% barrel fermented with full malolactic

Bottling: August 9th-September10th 2004

Reviews

87 points Top Value Wine Spectator - July 2006

James Laube’s Recommend California Chardonnays

Distinctive, with a. buttery edge to the spicy pear hazelnut, macaroon and lemon-almond cookies.  Clean and refreshing. – J.L.