One local wine made Wine Enthusiast’s list of standout wines for 2016, featuring selections from 15 countries and countless varietals.
“For the winery's lower-priced offering, this is a stunner,” writes the magazine, which awarded the wine 94 points.
“It was a really pleasant surprise,” winemaker Nathan Carlson said of the ranking.
The wine is made in the same manner as the higher-priced Center of Effort line, with mostly native yeasts and some whole cluster fermentation, with just a bit less time in the barrel to bring it to market earlier: “It’s a little riper and more pleasurable to drink earlier,” Carlson said.
The winery has sold out of the 2014 vintage, though it can still be found on store shelves. It released the 2015 vintage in October.
The Edna Valley winery, located in the old Corbett Canyon facility, is owned by local developer Rob Rossi and Bill Swanson, the retired chairman and CEO of Raytheon Co.
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