CENTER of EFFORT Chardonnay 14
“Estate” Edna Valley 2014

CENTER of EFFORT Chardonnay 14

“Estate” Edna Valley 2014
Center of Effort Chardonnay
Retail Price: $30
DDWA Score: 88.5
Value Rating: 2.9
Good Value
Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: December 3, 2021

Estate Vineyard, 4 1/2 miles from the Pacific, between Paso Robles and Santa Barbara counties. High natural acidity in the ripe grapes balances the full malolactic and careful use of French oak. Get citrus basket, caramel, toasted brioche, fresh pineapple & Macintosh apple. I was surprised it was full malolactic, which speaks well to its style. Excellent “food Chardonnay” as it’s full-flavored but not “too much” in any way.

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