2017 Willamette Valley, Oregon Chardonnay
Our "Willamette Valley" Chardonnay is released every spring, and captures the pristine and elegant characteristics of Chardonnay. This wine is a barrel selection, whereby the barrels are chosen according to their expression of fresh primary fruit characteristics. We source the grapes from our Estate vineyard and Havlin Vineyard, both of which are strongly influenced by the cold Van Duzer winds which help retain natural acidity and bring focus to the wines.
For crisp fresh, bright aromatics, enjoy 2018 - 2020. Age longer for added complexity, 2020 - 2025. Light straw yellow in color. The nose is sweet and forward, with ripe lemon and honeydew melon bursting forth. The entry is very smooth with a touch of sweetness. The palate transitions to a nicely weighted midpalate with viscosity and texture. The wine finishes bright and clean. - Rachel Rose, Winemaker