Elegant flinty reduction, lemon curd, lime oil, almond paste, graham, ginger, crushed rocks and faint wood spice. Lively acidity and buoyant flavors are smoothed by silken texture and ample density, stretching out long on the finish.
Vineyard Notes: 100% Willamette Valley Chardonnay from six non-irrigated vineyards planted between 1968-2016
40% Seven Springs Vineyard – 7-year-old Dijon 95 & 76 picked 9/26/19
25% X Omni Vineyard – 3-6-year-old mixed clones (15+) picked 10/1 and 10/7/19
19% Durant Vineyard – 21-year-old Dijon 95 & 76 picked 9/7/19
8% Loubejac Vineyard – 12-year-old Dijon 96 picked 9/26/19
7% Yamhill Vineyard – 35-year-old Wente/108 picked 10/1/19
1% The Eyrie Vineyards – 51-year-old Draper selection picked 9/28/19
2018 vintage notes
93 points Decanter: "This newcomer, a specialist in Willamette Valley Chardonnay, is producing some of the most elegant, nuanced wines in the valley. His entry-level offering in 2018 was among the brightest discoveries of my recent tastings. There are restrained citrus and floral notes upfront and a fresh, lively texture allied with a subtle density on the palate. The wines are fermented on native yeasts in a combination of large and small casks and stainless-steel tanks, then aged for 18 months. Very elegant, sophisticated wine. Drink 2020-2030 Alc 13.2%"