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90pts, v2020

2020 Baileyana Edna Valley Chardonnay

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
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 2020

FERMENTATION:

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

BARREL REGIME:

N/A

ALCOHOL:

14%

TA:

n/a

PH:

n/a

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

3,485 cases

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 allowed accelerated ripening, making a unique vintage with bolder characteristics.

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 2020

FERMENTATION:

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

BARREL REGIME:

N/A

ALCOHOL:

14%

TA:

n/a

PH:

n/a

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

3,485 cases

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 allowed 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.

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