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JK Carriere 2013 Chardonnay 'Lucidité'

JK Carriere 2013 Chardonnay 'Lucidité'

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A linear and citrus-focused Chardonnay with lees-y texture and a rounded palate.

Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Temperance Hill, St. Paul Vineyard
Location: Willamette, OR
Alcohol: 12%
Production: 275 cases

Color is yellow-gold-green. On the nose, tonic, pea shoots, smoke and slight green, moving into lemon-lime and white pepper. A linear palate of earth, quenching acidity and Wyler's powdered lemonade in the mouth.

Grapes were whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented in an old-world, oxidative style. Wild yeast fermented and barrel aged on its lees for 16 months in mainly older (plus one new) French oak barrels.

Fruit coming from Temperance Hill Vineyard's high and late-harvested southeastern shoulder in the Eola Hills and St. Paul Vineyard outside Newberg.