2015 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

2015 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

34.00

91+ Points, Wine Advocate, 8/31/17

Precision and texture.  Lemon meringue pie, golden apples, and brûlée'd pears are accented by Hawaiian lei flowers, field daisies, lemon grass, and cloves. On the palate this wine has laser precision juxtaposed with a kiss of fresh cream and supple texture. The finish lingers and brings you back wanting more.

Delicious with:  pasta with cream sauce, salmon, shellfish, poultry

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • 13.1% alcohol

GEEK OUT:

  • Aged 14 months in 100% French Oak (20% new oak)
  • Featured clones: Dijon 76 and 96
  • 24-hour skin maceration
  • 21-day fermentation
  • Full malolactic fermentation
  • pH: 3.38
  • Unfiltered

VINEYARD FACTS: 

Hoot & Howl Vineyard:

  • Unknown clones planted in 1989
  • Dry farmed
  • Willamette Valley in the coastal foothills near Corvallis, OR
  • Soil: Santiam and Bellpine
  • Elevation: 300 ft

Dixon Vineyard:

  • Dijon Clones 76 and 96 planted in 2007
  • Dry farmed using organic practices
  • Northeast corner of the Willamette Valley near Sandy, OR, this vineyard is cooled by winds from the Columbia River Gorge
  • Soil: Clay/Loam
  • Elevation: 400 ft
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