- Eden Rift Vineyards
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Goedhuis, March 2020
These vineyards in the Cienega Valley in California have been under vine since 1849. Its mere 20 miles from the Pacific Coast give the region a cooling maritime influence, and its high-altitude limestone terroirs are perfect for growing Chardonnay. Fermented in French oak barrels (20% new), its influence is delicate. The 2017 displays bright notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and sherbet on the nose while on the palate, juicy melon and peach flavours are underpinned by a hint of honeysuckle and spice.
Wine Advocate, February 2020,
The 2017 Chardonnay Terraces was aged 10 months in 25% new French oak and grapes were harvested September 18 this year. It gives aromas of Red Delicious apples, pie crust, yeast, white blossoms and saline with touches of citrus pith and hazelnuts. The palate is light to medium-bodied and delicately styled with a pretty interplay of pithy fruits and honey-nut accents, finishing lifted and fresh. 136 cases produced. Erin Brooks. Drink 2020-2024
Eden Rift Vineyards
Under vine since 1849, Eden Rift is one of the oldest continually producing estate vineyards in California. A remote, pacific refuge located under the shadow of the Gavilan Mountain Range, the estate rests on the San Andreas Fault. Only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this site benefits from an ideal, temperate maritime climate as well as the coveted calcareous soils requisite in the cultivation of vivid and energetic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Eden Rift's winemaker Cory Waller, spent time in Napa, Oregon and in Martinborough, New Zealand, and neighbouring Calera, before joining the team at Eden Rift. A man of few words, Waller favours the fruit of vines that struggle profoundly to produce small, yet delineated yields. He prefers to allow Mother Nature to do her thing.
California is responsible for producing more than 80% of all North American wine. The state extends some 1,100 km north to south and vineyards can be found along most of its length. Pacific ocean breezes and high altitude offer welcome cooling influences to the warm, bright sunshine. This region is rich in old vines, many being planted in the late 19th century and boasts an extraordinary range of soil. It's home to someof thge worl's most prestigious wines and produces a rich and diverse range of wine styles, from stately and expressive Cabernet Sauvignons to juicy and elegant Pinot Noirs. Notable wine regions include Napa Valley and Sonoma County.