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Looking for a rich, balanced, Burgundian style Chardonnay well under $20? Mission accomplished, we say, with the 92-Point Effort Chardonnay from Center of Effort Winery!
Effortlessly easy to drink and highly delicious, the Effort Chardonnay is back with a new vintage and an even bigger discount in our latest Insider Deal.
Only 517 cases of today's estate grown wine were produced. The vintage we are offering here (2020) just recently received 92 points from Wine Enthusiast, and we put it in that same category.
The wine is 100% Chardonnay (Clone 5) from Center of Effort Estate vineyard in Edna Valley, California which is a wonderful little spot for Chardonnay thanks to its cooler weather and long growing season.
100% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and spends 11 months in a combination of French oak, Acacia barrels and egg-shaped concrete fermentors. It has 5 g/L of residual sugar.
The result is a rich and slightly creamy wine that also has great vibrancy and juicy, tart fruit flavors. Both well balanced and well structured, it is just a delight to drink.
The Effort Chardonnay is typically only available at the winery and rarely discounted from its normal price of $26. Today's offer saves you 42% even before considering our extremely reasonable shipping.
For the next day you can get 4 bottles of the 92-point 2020 Effort Chardonnay for just $59.99, or $15 a bottle. That's a total discount of 46%!
Buy multiples and you save even more since you'll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 4-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, WV and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery and are not representative of all our deals. Every deal can have different, sometimes more, sometimes less, states available.)
This limited time, winery direct offer ends Wednesday 2/1/2023 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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From the winery:
Our EFFORT Chardonnay is crafted to display youthful fruit character and an energetic crispness. Fermented and aged in a mix of French oak, Acacia barrels and egg-shaped concrete fermentors, it is held with lees for 11 months, retaining freshness and shaping a rich palate feel.
2020 brought many challenges for the entire world, including several very unusual heat events during the final stages of ripening for our Chardonnay. As a result, the vintage character of our v.2020 EFFORT Chardonnay shows a much more tropical side of the variety than is customary for our estate. Rather than lean lemony citrus flavors, it is opulent with tangerine, mango and green papaya fruit notes. White floral aromas of gardenia and tuberose hint around the edges of the glass. The palate is rich, but with balanced acidity. We hope that you enjoy this expression as one of the positive souvenirs of a very memorable year.
Grown, Produced & Bottled by Center of Effort Winery
The 2020 Effort Chardonnay from Center of Effort Wine begins with a very pleasing aroma of lemon, honeysuckle and pear along with touches of toasty oak, butter, tropical fruit and a hint of clove. It's a wonderful start.
The wine tastes smooth and slightly creamy yet still quite vibrant. It's absolutely lovely. The rich, juicy fruit turns more tart in the mouth with more tropical flavors in addition to the melon, lemon, lime and pear. Nicely balanced and with great depth of flavor and wonderful structure, this is really delicious.
It ends dry with a long-lasting, vibrant, mouthwatering finish. Far from a butter bomb, this is more in the Burgundian style and it's fantastic!
2020 EFFORT CHARDONNAY
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Get the 2020 Effort Chardonnay while you can! This deal ends Wednesday 2/1 at noon Pacific.
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