Ortman Family Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very interesting on the nose with crisp apple fruit well set off by some gentle oak and a slightly leesy character that morphs into something decidedly more floral. This really is rather perfumed, complex, and fresh on the nose. Even the oak, which is noticeably assertive, has something particularly aromatic about it. A really lovely wine on entry with obvious creamy roundness that contrast well with a vibrant spine of acidity. A rare wine that manages to pull off a full bodied, moderately creamy style without being fat or flabby. In the mouth the oak is a bit more obvious in a butterscotch way that it was on the nose, but there's plenty of focused fruit here as well that contributes freshness in the mouth. A strong vanilla streak completes the wine on the moderately long finish that ends with a spicy, almost peachy tone. Note a shy wine, but well balanced for those who like em big. 91pts

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Ortman Family Wines:
Our winery is founded on four decades of experience, two generations of winemakers and family roots that reach deep into California agriculture. We are based in San Luis Obispo, in the heart of the Central Coast wine country, where we have been making wine for 25 years. Our wines are made by the father-and-son winemaking team of Chuck Ortman and Matt Ortman. Chuck brings extensive experience... Read more
Our winery is founded on four decades of experience, two generations of winemakers and family roots that reach deep into California agriculture. We are based in San Luis Obispo, in the heart of the Central Coast wine country, where we have been making wine for 25 years. Our wines are made by the father-and-son winemaking team of Chuck Ortman and Matt Ortman. Chuck brings extensive experience and artistry to the winemaking program. Matt complements Chuck with a knack for craftsmanship and a thirst for new ideas. Together, they advance the acclaimed “Ortman style,” which emphasizes richness, elegance and cuisine compatibility. We specialize in varietals that excel in distinguished local appellations, including Chardonnay from Edna Valley, Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills and Syrah from Paso Robles. Our winemaking approach is guided by a devotion to quality in the vineyard and in the cellar. We are ultimately inspired by our surroundings, by the unique and versatile terrain of the Central Coast, and the excellence of select individual vineyards. It is the magic of these vineyards that we strive to capture in our wines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ortman Family Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,960
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/02/2011

Very interesting on the nose with crisp apple fruit well set off by some gentle oak and a slightly leesy character that morphs into something decidedly more floral. This really is rather perfumed, complex, and fresh on the nose. Even the oak, which is noticeably assertive, has something particularly aromatic about it. A really lovely wine on entry with obvious creamy roundness that contrast well with a vibrant spine of acidity. A rare wine that manages to pull off a full bodied, moderately creamy style without being fat or flabby. In the mouth the oak is a bit more obvious in a butterscotch way that it was on the nose, but there's plenty of focused fruit here as well that contributes freshness in the mouth. A strong vanilla streak completes the wine on the moderately long finish that ends with a spicy, almost peachy tone. Note a shy wine, but well balanced for those who like em big. 91pts


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Snooth User: Brianhibler
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