Our Willamette Valley Chardonnay is hand-picked and hand-sorted then gently pressed. The wine is barrel fermented and aged in French oak for 12 months (35% new). The wine has a fresh, light oak profile and a round structure and fruit finish.
The 2015 Vintage
2015 was another warm year for Oregon's Willamette Valley. The growing season started early with fine weather during bloom leading to larger than average fruit set. In spite of generous thinning, sunny summertime weather meant plentiful crops that were ready early. To avoid overripe fruit, harvest was compressed into a busy three-week period. Thankfully, cool nighttime temperatures ensured that we did not lose the classic freshness that is the hallmark of great Willamette Valley wine.