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2018 Chardonnay

Willamette Valley AVA

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91 Points + Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

World's Best Chardonnays - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

90 Points - James Suckling

Tasting Note

The wine has aromas and flavors of apple, pear and tropical fruit with a lightly oaked profile and supple texture.

How we make our Chardonnay

Our Willamette Valley Chardonnay is sourced from four local vineyards, hand-picked, and then gently pressed. 33% of the wine is barrel fermented and aged in large French oak barrels for 9 months (35% new). The remaining 67% is fermented in stainless steel tanks. Both portions go through full malo-lactic fermentation to help soften the acidity and provide an elegant texture.

The 2018 Vintage

2018 was a vintage for rich, bold flavors in Willamette Valley wines. Starting hot and dry through the spring and summer, by September rain was a welcome relief. Cooler temperatures during harvest slowed ripening and increased hang-time. With multiple vineyards ripening simultaneously in October, our crew put in long hours at the end of crush. Their hard work has paid off with bold fruit-forward red wines and fresh, stone-fruited white wines that veer into the tropical. 2018 was a warm vintage that ended cool giving us wines with a captivating combination of flavors.

Wine Specs
Yamhill-Carlton AVA
Vineyard Designation
Pike Road Wines
Alcohol %
Product Reviews
Maureen Hovenkotter's Gravatar
Maureen Hovenkotter
(Mar 13, 2020 at 4:39 PM)
I'm not a big Chardonnay fan usually. But this is really delicious. Smooth and rich and fruity yet buttery without the heavy oakiness of some Chards. I took a bottle to a gathering a few weeks ago and someone else there raved about it and plans to buy a case of it.

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