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2018 Baileyana Edna Valley Chardonnay

 / 750ml
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Specs
Vintage outlook

This wine is loaded with tropical fruit, citrus, melon, caramel and vanilla. The round, creamy mouthfeel is complemented by aromatic oak and the bright acidity of our cool climate fruit. Apple pie spices, cinnamon and lemon preserve flavors combine with a hint of minerality for a lingering, rich finish.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

A compilation of select block within a single vineyard

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

4, 17, 76

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

October 26, 2018 through November 2, 2018

FERMENTATION:

Aged sur lies for 9 months on 30% new French Oak

BARREL REGIME:

N/A

ALCOHOL:

14.5%

TA:

7.62 g/l

PH:

3.66

BOTTLING DATE:

June, 20 2019

CASES PRODUCED:

3,485 cases

In 2018, the Edna Valley experienced the longest, coolest growing season since 2010. This is especially important for Chardonnay, which requires time and cooler temperatures to reach its full elegance, ripeness and expressiveness. Already known for its long growing season, Edna Valley wines from 2018, including this one, are exceptional and will be celebrated for their bright character, good depth and complexity in the many years to come.

Tasting Notes

This wine is loaded with tropical fruit, citrus, melon, caramel and vanilla. The round, creamy mouthfeel is complemented by aromatic oak and the bright acidity of our cool climate fruit. Apple pie spices, cinnamon and lemon preserve flavors combine with a hint of minerality for a lingering, rich finish.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

A compilation of select block within a single vineyard

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

4, 17, 76

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

October 26, 2018 through November 2, 2018

FERMENTATION:

Aged sur lies for 9 months on 30% new French Oak

BARREL REGIME:

N/A

ALCOHOL:

14.5%

TA:

7.62 g/l

PH:

3.66

BOTTLING DATE:

June, 20 2019

CASES PRODUCED:

3,485 cases

Vintage Outlook

In 2018, the Edna Valley experienced the longest, coolest growing season since 2010. This is especially important for Chardonnay, which requires time and cooler temperatures to reach its full elegance, ripeness and expressiveness. Already known for its long growing season, Edna Valley wines from 2018, including this one, are exceptional and will be celebrated for their bright character, good depth and complexity in the many years to come.

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.

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