This is the first vintage of our Chardonnay to contain a significant portion of fruit from our estate vineyard. To round out this cuvee we added two additional vineyards sited within the Willamette Valley; each site brings their own characteristics to the final blend. Hyland Vineyard (McMinnville AVA) is high in elevation with own rooted, 37 year-old vines. The blend is rounded out with Anderson Family in the Dundee Hills AVA.
2015 started out moderate, then showed some heat in mid-summer, followed by a relatively cooler fall. This allowed for good fruit maturity without high alcohol, resulting in wines that are elegant and nuanced. They are sure to gratify the palate now, as well as in the years to come.
The 2015 Chardonnay dances with notes of pear blossom and honeysuckle, spun sugar and biscuits with clover honey. The entry on the palate is lush and full, with blood orange and vibrant kumquat, while the finish linger with hints of exotic Ceylon tea.
Bottled:August 2016 Cases Produced:240