An energetic Chardonnay with beautiful tension and structure punctuated by a long finish.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Bethel Heights Estate Vineyard
Location: Eola-Amity Hills, OR
Production: 100 cases
Energy, tension between the acidity and fruit, a suppleness and body in the mid palate and a long harmonious finish. This wine should age gracefully over the next seven to ten years.
Fruit was whole-cluster pressed, barrel fermented in 20% new French oak. Wine was aged on the lees with complete malolactic fermentation and was bottled after 11 months in barrel.
Six different blocks of Chardonnay planted between 1977 and 2001 in various sites around the vineyard. Sustainably farmed Bethel Heights Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of Willamette Valley, OR.