2017 Reserve Chardonnay
A selection of 4 barrels were called out for Eden Rift’s inaugural bottling of Reserve Chardonnay. All from Block A, fruit was hand-harvested at night on the first day of October in 2017. At the winery, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed with the resulting juice transferred to a holding tank for cold-settling. Following 24 hours of settling the juice was racked to French oak barrels (25% new) for fermentation. Fermented on native yeast, the wine was aged “sur-lie” for over 10 months before being bottled in mid-July 2018.
94pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2019
92pts - Robert Parker, Feb 2020