The 2017 Chardonnay opens with beautiful aromas of green apples, honeysuckle and blanched almonds. Light gold in color, this Chardonnay has delightful flavors of guava, ripe peaches, lemongrass, and buttered popcorn with a lingering, bright finish.
While Chardonnay can grow in many different climates, it thrives in cool, temperate regions like Oregon. The unique climate, diversity of soil types and the gentle sunlights influence on both canopy and fruit form the foundation of this wines character. In the cellar, we focus on whole-cluster light pressing of the grapes and allowing them to cold settle. The wine is then barrel fermented in French oak (50% new) for 14 months undergoing full malolactic fermentation.