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Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County 2005

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This wine marks the return of Martin & Weyrich to producing wines from the famed Edna Valley appellation. The winery was one of the pioneers in Edna Valley in the early 1980's with its small production of gold medal winning Chardonnays.This Burgundian-styled Chardonnay was hand harvested at full maturity from the Edna Ranch Vineyard. The fruit was whole cluster pressed then barrel fermented and sur lies aged in new and used French oak barriques for eight months before bottling. The aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, and toasted oak will pair well with most rich cream sauces, seafood and poultry dishes.

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Edna Valley Vineyard:
Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Edna Valley Vineyard has one of the longest and coolest growing seasons in California. Its location in one of the state's few east/west-oriented valleys allows nighttime coastal fog to move inland, cooling the grapes after a long day in the sunlight, so that they slowly mature while retaining sufficient acidity. The vineyard's unique site consists of laye... Read more
Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Edna Valley Vineyard has one of the longest and coolest growing seasons in California. Its location in one of the state's few east/west-oriented valleys allows nighttime coastal fog to move inland, cooling the grapes after a long day in the sunlight, so that they slowly mature while retaining sufficient acidity. The vineyard's unique site consists of layers of clay and volcanic rock over ancient ocean subsoil. We are a partnership between Paragon Vineyard Company, which is owned by the Niven family, and Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. The Niven's planted Paragon, our estate vineyard, in the early 1970s and the Chalone Wine Group joined with the family to establish a partnership as Edna Valley Vineyard in 1980.Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines purchased the Chalone Wine Group in 2005. Read less

Member Reviews for Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County

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Snooth User: Cheri
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5.00 5
02/25/2008

Although we tend to be red wine drinkers, this is a favorite in my household. Crisp, golden, soft finish, not too oaky or buttery.


Snooth User: DSIERRA1587
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4.50 5
03/06/2009

Four and a half glasses



This wine marks the return of Martin & Weyrich to producing wines from the famed Edna Valley appellation. The winery was one of the pioneers in Edna Valley in the early 1980's with its small production of gold medal winning Chardonnays.This Burgundian-styled Chardonnay was hand harvested at full maturity from the Edna Ranch Vineyard. The fruit was whole cluster pressed then barrel fermented and sur lies aged in new and used French oak barriques for eight months before bottling. The aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, and toasted oak will pair well with most rich cream sauces, seafood and poultry dishes.

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