2017 is the last vintage we used non-estate fruit for our Chardonnay. That year, we sourced the grapes from Robinson vineyard, once of the most northern sites of Oregon’s Willamette Valley AVA. The vines are over 20-years-old and the clone is Dijon 95, a well-proven clone in the production of classic Oregon Chardonnays. This small lot has been fermented and aged in neutral french oak. True to our nature, the wine is unfiltered (just very meticulously racked) and bottled using the lowest level of sulfur possible.
On the nose, this newly released wine shows notes of lemon, pear, wet stones, and a hint of tangerine skin. In the mouth, the wine is graceful and elegant, with a very polished structure that finally opens to a vibrant finish with a zesty citrusy accent.
This wine will pair well with a simple onion tart or seared scalops with a coconut lemongrass sauce.