2011 Edina Chardonnay
2011 Edina Chardonnay
The VineyardThe 2011 Edina Chardonnay comes from our small family vineyard located in the Carneros region of Sonoma. The grapes for this wine are meticulously farmed by organic guru Phil Coturri and expert crew. The 2011 season was a very cool vintage similar to the vintages of the burgundy region of France. Our southern Carneros location, allowed us to mature the grapes slowly and evenly while maintaining a vibrant acidity. Our goal in the vineyard is to let the natural flavor of the Chardonnay shine, and the acidity in our wines tend toward a northern Chablis style of food friendly high acidity, mouthfeel, and balanced flavors.
The WinemakingWe hand pick and sort our fruit to optimize flavor in the vineyard. The grapes are brought to the winery extremely clean, where they undergo a second sorting. They are whole cluster pressed gently, and we keep the press fractions separate. The wine is partially fermented in tank very cool allowing for the natural esters to remain and to retain as much fruit as possible. We finish the wine in barrel and stainless drum allowing for full lees contact and fractional barrel fermentation. The wine is aged on the lees and stirred bi-monthly. We bottle after 8 months aging to retain the freshness and brightness our vineyard offers.
The focus on our 2011 Chardonnay was quality and keeping the flavors pure. We worked extra hard to ensure our juice only expressed the highest quality, and made our press cuts very early in 2011. This allowed us to obtain pure clean Chardonnay juice and ensure a quality in our 2011 wines. Our 2011 Edina Chardonnay has floral aromas accented by citrus, pineapple, pear, vanilla, and butter elements. This wine has a vibrant acidity leading to a freshness of the palate. The fruit comes through bright, and the flavors of pear, apple, vanilla, and honeysuckle really show the complexity of this wine. Our favorite vintage of Edina Chardonnay, this wine really shows the efforts that went into every single bottle.
- 100% Chardonnay
- 100% Carneros—Sonoma
- Harvest Dates: 28th September 2011 & 12th October 2011
- Bottling: 8th June 2012
- 162 cases Produced
- Alcohol: 14%