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Release Date: Spring 1993
Edna Valley is an interesting place to grow wine grapes. A mild short winter and a cool maritime climate in summer gives the vineyards the longest growing season of any Chardonnay area in California. What this means from a wine point of view is that grapes, by ripening slowly, have a chance to develop natural complexity. This complexity, combined with our old-fashioned winemaking, results in a rich multifaceted Chardonnay that holds your interest long after the bottle is finished.
The ’91 vintage in Edna Valley was even longer and later than usual. Harvest took place on October 24th and 25th under the diligent care of our grower Andy MacGregor. The freshly pressed juice was totally French barrel fermented and aged in our new underground cellar. Tropical fruit nuances with a touch of butter and toast from the fermentation in barrel are highlights, along with a creamy texture and firm acidity.