Sourced from the older sections of their estate, this wine is comprised of several Dijon clones of Chardonnay. Fermented separately and aged in French oak, the barrels are blended to showcase the diversity of their vineyard. The result is a wine that is layered, elegant and complex. Bill Stoller, Proprietor
Our Reserve Chardonnay is a blend of some of our oldest Dijon vines on the property, planted between 1995 and 2000. Whole cluster pressed to mitigate phenolics, this wine was barrel fermented with native yeast. With only 50% malolactic conversion, our Reserve Chardonnay expresses aromatics of lemon curd, flint, white blossom, and wet stone. The palate meets the nose with a citrus vibrancy, revealing
a luxurious mouthfeel due to extended lees contact and balanced use of oak.
The 2017 vintage is classically Oregon. Despite a cold winter and cooler than normal spring, ideal weather after flowering created a healthy fruit set, with as much as 20% more berries per cluster than average. Summer was dry and hot, but vines saw little drought stress. By September, everything
was on track for a traditional, “normal” Oregon harvest in the Willamette Valley, with Pinot Noir exhibiting outstanding quality. Harvest produced a crop with intense flavor, and perfect sugar and acid levels.
Certified Sustainable by LIVE
T.A. 5.7 g/L
Cooperage 20% New, 80% Neutral