Edna Valley Wine

 

The Edna Valley AVA is located within San Luis Obispo County in California’s Central Coast. Its proximity to the Pacific Coast, with cool, foggy mornings and sunny days ensures a moderate climate conducive to a long growing season and balanced grapes. The valley was once part of the ocean floor, so much of the chalk, loam and clay soils have a fertile subsoil composed of ancient marine sediment. 
 
Missionaries and settlers planted grapes in the region starting in the 1800s, but it wasn’t until the 1960s (well after Phylloxera, the Prohibition and Depression) that the region began to take shape. Burgundian grapes such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay do well in this cool-climate region, while Rhone varietals such as Syrah, Viognier and Rousanne also produce excellent wines. ~Amanda Schuster
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • Nichols Winery

    Nichols Winery is a small winery, established in 1991 to produce ultra premium wines with limited...

  • Tolosa WInery

    Tolosa Winery is a solar, sustainable estate winery located in the San Luis Obispo, on the centra...

  • Alban Vineyards

    Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemak...

  • Wolff Vineyards

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  • Tangent Winery

    Welcome to tangent, where pure flavor and alternative varietals intersect. And that’s not just an...

  • Kynsi Winery

    Kynsi Winery is a true blue jeans, family run operation. Proprietors Don and Gwen Othman, their ...

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  • Fox, we are having guests, tonight, and I was thinking of offering that Brooks. ... becoming more interested in Edna Valley which is south of Paso, just east of SLO--two favorite makers there are Talley and Wolff.)  I was last in Paso about 2 years ago, and the biggest kick was Caparone.  Mike Caparone is the postcard model Italian winemaker--p... Read More

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  • Tolosa Winery Estate Vineyards Edna Valley Chardonnay 2012

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  • Only two dozen, DV, or are you thinking 'a couple' in its loose usage ... before Gallo bought them. Edna Valley, like Louis Martini (though without Martini's history of commitment), was a lot more interesting in the '80s and '90s when Chalone started and ran it. But Chalone was a lot more interesting then, too. Yet another conglomerate buyout ... Read More

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  • Qupe Syrah Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard 2009

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    Very interesting nosesomewhat earthy, somewhat vegetative, maybe something like cut grass. Fairly delicate on the tip of the tongue. Some cherry/berry flavors. Nice firm acid. Very tame tannins. My feeling is that this is not a long-ager. A good wine now, but no need to allocate storage space for this one. Read More

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  • Foxglove Chardonnay 2011

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  • Mark West Pinot Noir California 2012

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  • Claiborne and Churchill Pinot Noir 2010

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    This was easy weekday drinking, but good for food pairing too. Light and fruity, but hardly one-note. Read More

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  • Mark West Pinot Noir California 2012

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    Chilled then brought to correct temperature. I let the wine breathe for 20 minutes before drinking. Deep raspberry color. Medium body. Smell: Fruity cherry notes with some spice. Taste: Very sweet, light. The ending is tart and acidic. Read More

    Wine review by Maija987


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