v.2020 Chardonnay, Effort

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v.2020 Chardonnay, Effort
v.2020 Chardonnay, Effort
Tasting notes

White floral notes of gardenia and tuberose. A tropical palate of mango, green papaya, and lemongrass. Balanced acidity and an impression of sweetness. 

Production notes

Our EFFORT Chardonnay is created to display youthful fruit character and an energetic crispness. Fermented and aged in a mix of French oak, Acacia barrels and egg-shaped concrete fermenters, it is help with lees for 11 months, retaining freshness and shaping a rich palate feel. 

2020 brought many challenges for the entire world, including several very unusual heat events during the final stages of ripening for our Chardonnay. As a result, the vintage character of out v.2020 Effort Chardonnay shows a more tropical side of the variety than is customary for our estate. Rather than lean lemony citrus flavors, it is opulent with tangerine, mango and green papaya fruit notes. White floral aromas of gardenia and tuberose hint around the edge of the glass. The palate is rich, but with balanced acidity. We hope that you enjoy this expression as one of the positive souvenirs of a very memorable year. 

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Varietal Composition100% Chardonnay, Clone 5
AppellationEdna Valley AVA
VineyardCenter of Effort Estate
DesignationEstate Grown
Harvest Date09/30/2020
Acid7.1 g/l
FermentationFermented in French oak, concrete and Acaica. 100% ML compete. Aged Sur-Lees 11 months
Residual Sugar5 g/l
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced517

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast: "Inviting aromas of lime peat and sea salt cut into the peach and honeysuckle elements on the nose of this complex bottling. The body is viscous on the palate, full of peach and more white-flower flavors, yet that saline quality keeps it all in check." - Matt Kettman

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