2014 Center of Effort Chardonnay Center of Effort

Year: 2014
Appellation: Edna Valley
Country: USA - California
Jeb Dunnuck: 93--Wine Enthusiast: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
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"Buttered citrus, pineapple, floral and mineral notes all emerge from the 2014 Chardonnay Center of Effort, and it's clean, crisp and refreshing on the palate, with building richness. It's another impeccably made wine from this estate that's a joy to drink. This cuvée comes all from the estate Center of Effort vineyard and was brought up in a combination of concrete, acacia, neutral and new French oak.

This terrific estate is in the Edna Valley and they specialize in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their “Effort” releases are their entry level wines (which are great values), the “Center of Effort” is the flagship/estate cuvee, and they produce a tiny production Chardonnay and Pinot Noir depending on the vintage. Native ferments, moderate amounts of whole cluster, and mostly neutral French oak aging are the name of the game here." (JD)

"Though golden-hued in the glass, this is rather mellow on the nose, with soft lemon cream, toasted apple and marzipan aromas. The palate shows intense acidic energy, with zippy, tight and clean nectarine sorbet and Meyer lemon rind flavors." (WE)

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