2020 WV Chardonnay
Willamette Valley AVA
90 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Maganize
Outstanding Value - Drinkhacker
93 POINTS & Best Buy - Great Northwest Wines
90 POINTS - The Tasting Panel Magazine & The Somm Journal
You'll find delicate tropical notes of pineapple and guava mixed with pear, lemon curd, vanilla bean, lemongrass, and a long, seamless finish.
How we make our Chardonnay
Our Willamette Valley Chardonnay is sourced from several local vineyards, hand-picked, and then gently pressed. A portion of the wine is barrel fermented and aged in large French oak barrels for 9 months. The remaining 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 2020 Vintage
The 2020 growing season started with a small fruit-set and mild summer weather. Soon we faced the challenges of farming during a pandemic and wildfires, but we, along with our growing partners managed to adapt to the difficulties of the vintage. We ran more laboratory tests than ever before, with dozens of samples sent to multiple laboratories, and are committed to releasing only wines free of smoke-affect that passed our rigorous tests. In 2020 you can expect wines with great concentration and freshness of the fruit.