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Kenneth Volk Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Santa Maria Cuvée 2008

External Review by NapaCabs.com:

Winemaker s Notes - This bottling is a blend of some of the finest Chardonnay vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley. Whole cluster pressing, barrel fermentation, and gentle rolling of cooperage in our OXO barrel rack system created a rich wine showing vibrant fruit flavors of citrus, pear, and apple, all of which are imported by bright acidity and supple mouth feel.

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Region: Italy » Piemonte » Barolo » La Morra » Santa Maria

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Kenneth Volk Vineyards:
Kenneth Volk Vineyards is located on Tepusquet Road, in the northeastern portion of the Santa Maria Valley AVA in Santa Barbara County, California. The property is located at the mouth of Tepusquet Canyon on the Sisquoc River Bench. The vineyard and winery property was formerly the "original" Byron Winery (the "new" Byron Winery is located next door), established by Ken Byron Brown in 1981. I... Read more
Kenneth Volk Vineyards is located on Tepusquet Road, in the northeastern portion of the Santa Maria Valley AVA in Santa Barbara County, California. The property is located at the mouth of Tepusquet Canyon on the Sisquoc River Bench. The vineyard and winery property was formerly the "original" Byron Winery (the "new" Byron Winery is located next door), established by Ken Byron Brown in 1981. In 1994 the winery was acquired by the Robert Mondavi Winery Corporation. Ken Volk purchased the building and land at the end of 2004, after over a year of negotiations. The sale included the winery and vineyard only - no brands, no wine, and no on-going business venture. Ken was attracted to the property for a variety of reasons, including its beautiful, tranquil location along the ever-flowing Tepusquet Creek, and the oak and sycamore riparian habitat surrounding the winery. Another blessed feature of the site is its adjacency to some of the top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in Santa Barbara wine country. As well, being located up Tepusquet Canyon, the winery is out of the wind tunnel of the Santa Maria mesa. Ken describes the facility as a winery "fixer-upper." No maintenance, preventative or otherwise, had been done since the property changed hands in 1994. Ken spent much of 2005, and much of his resources, creating an efficient, sanitary and safe working environment appropriate for the production of luxury class wines. Ken reinsulated the production bays, installed fire sprinklers, re-plumbed the water system, and installed a proper ventilation and night-air fan system among other infrastructure improvements. Ken also brought in substantially improved crushing and pressing equipment to facilitate gentle and efficient fruit processing. The 12 acre property includes a 4 acre vineyard that was planted in 1981 to own-rooted Wente Clone Chardonnay. This fruit was used for the 2005 Estate Chardonnay. Read less

Member Reviews for Kenneth Volk Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Santa Maria Cuvée

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Snooth User: jjknight38
40356689
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/01/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: jjknight38
40356689
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/04/2008

Kenneth Volk really hits the bullseye with this Pinot. Signing loan documents for a new home can be considerably stressful, but after 2.5 glasses of KVPN, the loan doc signing flowed like the ruby rich garnet colored elixier. What a treat to share among friends or family. A real crowd pleaser for both rookies and seasoned veterans alike. Run, don't walk to your nearest Ken Volk wine dealer and explore pinot noir and the dark side of the wine world.


Snooth User: oceank8
557082,029
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/28/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Kenneth Volk Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Santa Maria Cuvée

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Winemaker s Notes - This bottling is a blend of some of the finest Chardonnay vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley. Whole cluster pressing, barrel fermentation, and gentle rolling of cooperage in our OXO barrel rack system created a rich wine showing vibrant fruit flavors of citrus, pear, and apple, all of which are imported by bright acidity and supple mouth feel.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

Deeply pigmented this purple, delicious wine displays aromas of Asian spice and ripe berry precede flavors of Montmorency cherry blueberry and strawberry. Bright acidity and fine grain tannins are complimented by a long creamy lactic finish.


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Vintage: 2005 07/25/2008

Kenneth Volk has been producing wines in the Santa Maria Valley for over a quarter of a century. He is especially known for making Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This Pinot Noir show bright floral notes, with hints of fresh raspberry and cola. A well-balanced wine.


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Vintage: 2005 04/07/2008

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