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2018 Chardonnay

2018 Chardonnay Wine Bottle Label
2018 Chardonnay Wine Bottle Label

Price: $28

12 Bottles: $286

(15% discount)

6 Bottles: $151

(10% discount)


Our amazing site shines through in this wine; the two clones used in the field blend lend themselves to a mosaic of flavors, including; juicy Asian pear, ripe Fuji apple, mandarin zest, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, vanilla bean and graham cracker; rounded out with a dynamic, playful texture and a persistent finish.
 

 

 

Winemaker – Ariel Eberle

AVA – McMinnville

Vineyard Composition – 100% Yamhill Valley Estate from Hilltop & Fromage Block

Harvested – October 16, 2017

Yield – 3.32 tons/acres

Brix – 22.4         pH – 3.18          TA – 6.9 g/L

Fermentation – Oak & Stainless Steel

Duration – 18 days

Aging – 7 months in Oak & Stainless Steel

Bottling – July 16, 2018

Alcohol – 13.2 %

pH – 3.31        TA – 6.1 g/L        RS – 0.3 g/L

 

 Vineyard:

Our amazing site shines through in this wine; the two clones used in the field blend lend themselves to a mosaic of flavors, including; juicy Asian pear, ripe Fuji apple, mandarin zest, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, vanilla bean and graham cracker; rounded out with a dynamic, playful texture and a persistent finish.Established in 1983, Yamhill Valley Vineyards is the second oldest vineyard in the Mcminnville AVA. We produce 100% estate grown wines from our 150-acre estate located in the Willamette Valley. Thanks to our geologic history and geographic location, our site is known for intense, enduring wines, grown with distinction. Grown on volcanic soils, our two blocks of Chardonnay are fields blends of clones 76 and 95.

Vintage:

No two years are alike, especially in Oregon wine country, this is part of what keeps the winemakers and growers of the Willamette Valley enthralled with the challenge of each unique vintage. The 2018 growing season started strong with one of the warmest and driest springs on record. Summer followed suit, however we didn’t see long periods of heat spikes which can halt ripening; instead we saw the summer taper into a cooler system around late September. This allowed a window to let the fruit hang and develop complex flavor, while still retaining acidity and brightness. Hands down, 2018 was one of the best Oregon vintages to date.

Winemaking:

Grapes were hand-picked and delivered to the crush pad where they were promptly sorted, de-stemmed and pressed off their skins. After settling overnight, the juice was racked to two twice- and thrice-filled French oak barrels.  Each barrel was inoculated with different yeasts to provide complexity. A slow, cool barrel fermentation encouraged a full bouquet, and integrating oak from the get-go offers intricate flavors throughout.

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Our amazing site shines through in this wine; the two clones used in the field blend lend themselves to a mosaic of flavors, including; juicy Asian pear, ripe Fuji apple, mandarin zest, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, vanilla bean and graham cracker; rounded out with a dynamic, playful texture and a persistent finish.

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