Martin & Weyrich Chardonnay Edna Valley 2005
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.
Since 1981 Martin & Weyrich has planted more than 250 acres in San Luis Obispo County. Currently two of the vineyards are located in the Paso Robles Appellation: The Weyrich Family Ranch, located just a few miles from the winery, and the Martin & Weyrich Estate Vineyard, at the winery. The family also owns the spectacular Jack Ranch Vineyard in Edna Valley, a region renowned for growing some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir California has to offer.