2020 Baileyana El Gordo Chardonnay

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
Specs
Vintage outlook

Big toasted oak, marshmallow, pear, pineapple, and buttery aromas. Our El Gordo Chardonnay has a rich, creamy mouthfeel with flavors of dried apricot, vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. This golden hued and full bodied wine has an oaky sweetness and is smooth, and silky. Flavors of honey and cotton candy are prevalent throughout the wine as well as on the finish.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clone and single block selections

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 4

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

October 2019

FERMENTATION:

100% malolactic and barrel fermented

BARREL REGIME:

Aged on the lees for 9 months on 50% new French Oak

ALCOHOL:

14.5%

TA:

5.2 g/L

PH:

4.0

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2020

CASES PRODUCED:

190

The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.

Tasting Notes

Big toasted oak, marshmallow, pear, pineapple, and buttery aromas. Our El Gordo Chardonnay has a rich, creamy mouthfeel with flavors of dried apricot, vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. This golden hued and full bodied wine has an oaky sweetness and is smooth, and silky. Flavors of honey and cotton candy are prevalent throughout the wine as well as on the finish.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clone and single block selections

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 4

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

October 2019

FERMENTATION:

100% malolactic and barrel fermented

BARREL REGIME:

Aged on the lees for 9 months on 50% new French Oak

ALCOHOL:

14.5%

TA:

5.2 g/L

PH:

4.0

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2020

CASES PRODUCED:

190

Vintage Outlook

The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.

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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