Wine Enthusiast - August 2014

August 1, 2014

91 pts - v.2011  Chardonnay, Center of Effort (Edna Valley); $35  

This wine hails from an estate that dates back to 1978, but was more recently purchased by San Luis Obispo developer Rob Rossi and Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson. They assembled a 'dream team' of grower Kevin Wilkinson (of Tally Vineyards and Coastal Vineyard Services) and winemakers Mike Sinor and Nathan Carlson. The wine boasts a lifting nose of cream, hazelnut and baked apples, then dances across the palate with lemon-zest and flint flavors. -MK

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