Account
Shop

2020 Baileyana El Gordo Chardonnay

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
Specs
Vintage outlook

Big toasted oak, marshmallow, pear, pineapple, and buttery aromas. Our El Gordo Chardonnay has a rich, creamy mouthfeel with flavors of dried apricot, vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. This golden hued and full bodied wine has an oaky sweetness and is smooth, and silky. Flavors of honey and cotton candy are prevalent throughout the wine as well as on the finish.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clone and single block selections from Davenport Vineyard

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 4

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

September 16, 2020 – October 8, 2020

FERMENTATION:

100% malolactic and barrel fermented

BARREL REGIME:

Aged on the lees for 9 months on 50% new French Oak

ALCOHOL:

14%

TA:

5.33 g/L

PH:

3.94

BOTTLING DATE:

July 1, 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

270

In 2020 the Edna Valley experienced a slower start to summer, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer temperatures later on in the season, which accelerated ripening, making a unique vintage with bolder characteristics.

Tasting Notes

Big toasted oak, marshmallow, pear, pineapple, and buttery aromas. Our El Gordo Chardonnay has a rich, creamy mouthfeel with flavors of dried apricot, vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. This golden hued and full bodied wine has an oaky sweetness and is smooth, and silky. Flavors of honey and cotton candy are prevalent throughout the wine as well as on the finish.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clone and single block selections from Davenport Vineyard

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 4

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

September 16, 2020 – October 8, 2020

FERMENTATION:

100% malolactic and barrel fermented

BARREL REGIME:

Aged on the lees for 9 months on 50% new French Oak

ALCOHOL:

14%

TA:

5.33 g/L

PH:

3.94

BOTTLING DATE:

July 1, 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

270

Vintage Outlook

In 2020 the Edna Valley experienced a slower start to summer, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer temperatures later on in the season, which accelerated ripening, making a unique vintage with bolder characteristics.

The Art of Making Our Wine

Throughout the millenia for which winemaking has existed, the humble grape has always been the star of the show. Its journey from a simple fruit to a complex, beautiful wine, is tastfully shepherded by the winemaker, asserting themself into the natural process while being mindful not to overly interfere with the wonder that is fermentation.

You May Also Enjoy

Clearly, you've got great taste. These wines below might be right up your alley.

No Results