16250 S.W. Oldsville RD.
Mcminnville, OR 97128

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2016 Chardonnay

Price: $25

 

Tasting Notes:

Our Chardonnay blocks are planted on some of the best land on our entire 150 acre property.  The Hilltop block was grafted to Chardonnay in 2011.  We carefully selected two Dijon clones of Chardonnay (76 and 95) which ripen beautifully in our cool climate region.  we grow with ow yields in mind to ensure quality first and foremost.  our style accentuates the tropical fruit characteristics naturally occurring in the grape and lends itself well to a variety of foods. 

Mandarin zest, Asian pear, apple, vanilla, melon.

 

 

 

Winemakers: 

Ariel C. Eberle & Lynn Griswold

AVA: 

McMinnville 

Vineyard Composition: 

100% Yamhill Valley Vineyards Estate Grown Hiltop Block

Harvest:

Picked: September 26, 2016

Yield: 2.7 Tons/acre

Brix: 22.1

pH:  3.15

TA: 7.5 g/L

Fermentation:

Fermented and aged in French Oak

Duration: 29 days

100% MLF

Aging:

9 months in 100% French Oak

Bottling:

July 17, 2017

TA: 7.5 g/L

pH: 3.16

Residual Sugar: 0.2% (Dry)

Alcohol: 13.1%

 

Vineyard:

We are the second oldest vineyard in the McMinnville AVA.  McMinnville AVA is known for having intense, enduring wines.  Some of our top soils were brought here over 15,000 years ago in the Missoula floods, which makes this area incredibly unique.  We have the perfect climate, being in the rain-shadow of the Coastal Foothills, with winds that form from the Van Duzer corridor, and western facing sloping hillsides.  All of this makes for unique wines of quality grown 100% from our Estate.

Vintage:

The 2016 growing season started early in spring and didn't slow down, bringing us our earliest harvest on record.The summer was long and dry, which gave us intense beautiful fruit in the vineyard with more texture and intensity than usual, if you enjoy rich, full fruit forward wines, seek out those made in the Willamette Valley during 2016.

Winemaking:

Grapes were hand-picked from our estate vineyard and delivered to the crush pad where they were meticulously hand sorted, and pressed whole cluster to minimize any bitterness from the skins.  Juice was settled overnight, and then racked into twice filled barrels, and inoculated.  Slow, cool fermentation encourages a full bouquet to accompany rich and complex flavors.

$25.00In Stock

Our Chardonnay blocks are planted on some of the best land on our entire 150 acre property.  The Hilltop block was grafted to Chardonnay in 2011.  We carefully selected two Dijon clones of Chardonnay (76 and 95) which ripen beautifully in our cool climate region.  we grow with ow yields in mind to ensure quality first and foremost.  our style accentuates the tropical fruit characteristics naturally occurring in the grape and lends itself well to a variety of foods. 

Mandarin zest, Asian pear, apple, vanilla, melon.

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