Sextant Wines

Estate Edna Valley Chardonnay

9.07 ratings
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Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Zachary Price

A bottle left after a major tasting party we hosted, this Chardonnay hails from Edna Valley, CA. Established in 2004, the Sextant label is quickly growing into a regional mainstay though still dwarfed by Edna Valley vineyards. The Edna Valley appellation, a sub-app of the Central Coast AVA, is most well known for it's Chardonnay, where it's long hot growing season imparts the terroir of the region beautifully. These Chardonnays are meant to be drunk within 5 or so years - so enjoy them now! ~$20 | #sextant #chardonnay #ednavalley

On the eyes: Deep bright yellow, clear, med stain, med tears. No gas/floc.

On the nose: Fresh grass, floral notes, and green apple with a bit of butter and slate. Med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med acid, med-tannin, med alcohol, med body, buttery round mouthfeel. Green apples, unripe mango, and lychee with a faint touch of mineral and perfume on the way down. A bit sweet on the finish.

A bottle left after a major tasting party we hosted, this Chardonnay hails from Edna Valley, CA. Established in 2004, the Sextant label is quickly growing into a regional mainstay though still dwarfed by Edna Valley vineyards. The Edna Valley appellation, a sub-app of the Central Coast AVA, is most well known for it's Chardonnay, where it's long hot growing season imparts the terroir of the region beautifully. These Chardonnays are meant to be drunk within 5 or so years - so enjoy them now! ~$20 | #sextant #chardonnay #ednavalley

On the eyes: Deep bright yellow, clear, med stain, med tears. No gas/floc.

On the nose: Fresh grass, floral notes, and green apple with a bit of butter and slate. Med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med acid, med-tannin, med alcohol, med body, buttery round mouthfeel. Green apples, unripe mango, and lychee with a faint touch of mineral and perfume on the way down. A bit sweet on the finish.

Jan 27th, 2016
Peidong Yang

Orange blossom on the nose, grapefruit and lemon, quite smooth

Orange blossom on the nose, grapefruit and lemon, quite smooth

Apr 6th, 2015
Jill Cagle

Great dry Chardonnay... Crisp clean smooth finish --- no oaky buttery crap here!!

Great dry Chardonnay... Crisp clean smooth finish --- no oaky buttery crap here!!

Jul 1st, 2014
Katie Taylor

Katie had this 8 years ago

Katie had this 8 years ago

Feb 7th, 2015
Jeanne LeFevre

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Jan 30th, 2015
Yasunobu Hasegawa

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Jul 27th, 2014
Jade Moore

Jade had this 9 years ago

Jade had this 9 years ago

Jan 17th, 2014