16 months, 100% French Oak
2011 Willamette Valley Chardonnay
2011 Willamette Valley Chardonnay, White Label
Lively aromas of citrus flower, wet stone, slight flint, honeydew melon, and fresh hardy kiwi. Bright and vibrant on the palate, expressing Meyer lemon zest, mineral, lemon lime, vanilla, and slight clove with a long, juicy finish.
AVAs: 50% Yamhill-Carlton, 50% Chehalem Mountains
The 2010 vintage was a classic cool Oregon growing season without the typical warm, dry summer. A wet, cool spring lead to an early April bud break. June and July were cooler than normal and delayed bloom until the first part of July. This pattern continued throughout the summer and resulted in lower yields and a late harvest, commencing October 11 and finishing by the end of the month. The resulting wines are bright and lively, displaying classic chardonnay minerality and citrus notes.