Center of Effort Chardonnay 2014

Center of Effort Chardonnay 2014

SKU 114094


Bright natural acidity, rich palate and vibrant. Fermented by native yeast and aged in neutral and once-filled French oak barrels, concrete vessels and a few acacia-wood barrels. Complex, but pleasing and fruit-driven.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Edna Valley
Brand Center of Effort
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastThough 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.

Matt Kettmann, August 1, 2017
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateA terrific wine, as well as a great value, the 2014 Chardonnay Effort (100% Chardonnay, fermented and aged in French oak and concrete) offers rich, full-flavored notes of buttered peaches, honeysuckle, toasted bread and a touch of white flowers in a medium to full-bodied, textured and layered style. This is a beautiful Edna Valley Chardonnay that will drink nicely for 3-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 30, 2016