From California's coastal, cool-climate Edna Valley, this Chardonnay benefits from a long growing season which yields a wine with bright citrus and floral notes in a light refreshing style. We wait patiently and pick grapes at their optimum flavor. We work with coopers to ensure the barrels uplift rather than dominate the fresh, citrus fruit profile. Each barrel is meticulously chosen to ensure the blend perfectly represents what we love about Chardonnay in the Edna Valley. Drawing from 50 years of the Cakebread family's winemaking experience, and selecting grapes that reflect the unique personalities of their regions, Bezel crafts quality, fruit-forward wines to elevate your everyday wine drinking occasion.

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2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage was one of the latest and highest quality harvests in memory for the Edna Valley. With only one small heat event in June, the key ripening period was mild, allowing us ample time to patiently wait for optimal flavours and phenolic ripeness. quality, leading to excellent wines.
Tasting Note
Aromas of bright lemon and green apple with subtle pie crust, oak and hints of vanilla.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.49
ACIDITY: 0.69 g/100ml
ABV: 14.1%
AGING: 8 months aging in French oak barrels, 26% new
Unique Selling Points
  • From Napa Valley's renowned Cakebread Family; grapes from cool-climate Edna Valley
  • Slow ripening develops elegant chardonnay with great nuances of flavor
  • 100% barrel fermented and aged on lees with occasional stirring to enhance complexity
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