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Enfield Wine Co. 2011 Wild Horse Valley Chardonnay Heron Lake Vineyard

We love what we've tasted from Enfield, a small label started by talented winemaker John Lockwood in an effort to shine light on grapes of incredible character and quality growing in more obscure and recent Napa AVAs like Wild Horse Valley and Coombsville (respectively). The delectable 2011 Chardonnay comes from the rugged, rocky Heron Lake vineyard, which sits at 1400 feet altitude and is one of only three vineyards in the Wild Horse appellation. It has become a particular favorite here for its defiant mixture of dreamy, creamy Chardonnay fruit and blazing, chiseled acidity. When we asked how this combination was possible, Lockwood (who was formerly responsible for farming Failla's Sonoma Coast properties) replied that the Heron Lake fruit has more flavor at 19 Brix than comparable Sonoma Coast Vineyards have at 21-22 Brix. (Brix is a unit of measurement for sugar level in grapes and an indicator of ripeness.) This is a special bottle of wine, where hedonism and precision unite. We look forward to drinking many more vintages! AR

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