Center of Effort 2013 Chardonnay
Featured in our Platinum Wine of the Month Club
- Edna Valley AVA
- 95 Points — Purely Domestic Wine Report
- 94 Points — Wine Enthusiast magazine
- 93 Points — Anthony Dias Blue
- Edna Valley AVA - San Luis Obispo County
- 100% Chardonnay
- 20 months in oak & concrete
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
The Center of Effort 2013 Chardonnay comes from the winery’s estate vineyard, pitched along south-facing slopes in the western Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo County. Here, the vines achieve natural balance and produce fruit with sleek complexity and a clear expression of the vineyard’s terroir. Only the finest Chardonnay sub-blocks of the 2013 vintage were identified and designated for this fresh and pure Center of Effort Chardonnay.
This delicious wine offers notes of orange peel, spiced baked apple, clove, and star anise. The palate reinforces the fresh character with bright, precise acidity leading through flavors of almonds and tangerine fruit. Hard-spice notes of cardamom pod and nutmeg persist into the long, rich finish. This Chardonnay is built to age gracefully under proper cellar conditions.