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 flavour. 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.

Silver Medal
2022 vintage
90 Points
Ken's Wine
2022 vintage
Harvest Note
After a cool start to the season, a warm spell in the first week of September accelerated the ripening giving us some welcome brix accumulation and some options for riper fruit characters (like meyer lemon and white peach). Rain in early October presented some challenges but our grower partners succeeded in delivering us great quality regardless!
Tasting Note
Aromas of Meyer lemon and white peach with subtle notes of brioche toast and hints of vanilla
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.52
ABV: 13/5%
AGING: 30% aged in French oak barrels, 33% new 70% aged on lees in tank to capture and retain freshness.
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
  • Aged on lees with occasional stirring to enhance complexity while retaining freshness
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