This is the second vintage of our Chardonnay to contain a significant portion of fruit from our estate vineyard and to be 100% from the McMinnville AVA. To round out this cuvée we added fruit from our neighbor, the Hyland Vineyard. These are high in elevation, own rooted, 37 year-old vines.
2016 was the third vintage in a row in the Willamette Valley where flowering started earlier than normal, and the weather remained warm throughout the growinsg season. After a warm summer, the last ten days of the growing season gave us beautiful days in the low 70’s, making for an easy and unhurried harvest. The grapes exhibited ripe flavors, but with more restraint and elegance as we get better and better at handling warmer growing conditions.
The 2016 Chardonnay is our most unique yet. Drawing from exclusively McMinnville AVA, this Chardonnay offers lively aromas of honeysuckle, tangerine and Meyer lemon. In the palate, an elegant framework of structure and acidity is complemented by a refreshing thread of citrus fruits and spice.
Bottled:August 2017 Cases Produced:390