For lovers of SLO Coast Wines, the word freshness is often on the tip of your tongue when asked to describe the opulent Pinot Noir and racy Chardonnay wines of the region. The close proximity of Edna Valley’s vineyards to the Pacific Ocean, many sitting right on the edge of the water, ensures that constant breezes blow through the vines, keeping wild temperature swings in check, locking in fresh acidity, and creating an overall lengthy growing season.
Chamisal Vineyards highlights this in their Edna Valley Pinot Noir ($50) showcasing violets and wildflowers, strawberry, black fig, and toasted baking spice. The wine has character without being over-powering, melding the fruit notes with a nice earthiness revealed on the finish.
Through today, Chamisal Vineyards and some of their sister wineries, including Napa’s Pine Ridge and Willamette Valley’s Archery Summit, are offering a 20% discount on a select group of their favorite wines. A little something special to help you get through these dog days of COVID-19 summer.