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

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2015 Chardonnay

Price: $22

 

Tasting Notes:

Our Chardonnay is a field blend of two Dijon clones; 76 and 95, which are ideal matches for the Oregon climate, showing a wide variety of characteristics depending on the growing season.  This warmer year lends to tropical notes, such as the pineapple aromatics you'll find, as well as ripe flavors of pecan, which are contrasted with bright and lively prickly pear characteristics, adding a dynamic note to the long finish.  Enjoy with white fish and cream sauces to enhance your tasting.

 

 

 

Winemaker: 

Ariel C. Eberle

AVA: 

McMinnville 

Vineyard Composition: 

100% Yamhill Valley Vineyards Estate Grown Fromage and Hiltop Block

Harvest:

Picked: October 1, 2015

Yield: 2.7 Tons/acre

Brix: 23.7

pH:  3.26

TA: 6.1 g/L

Fermentation:

Fermented and aged in Stainless Steel 

Duration: 22 days.

Aging:

5 months in 100% Stainless Steel

Bottling:

March 8, 2016

TA: 5.7 g/L

pH: 3.29

Residual Sugar: 0.2% (Dry)

Alcohol: 14%

 

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:

2015 was the warmest year on record in the Willamette Valley, budbreak started in mid-March, and a warm spring supported vine growth in preparation for flowering and fruit set, which again were both earlier than usual.  The early start in spring was followed by a warm dry summer, which gave winegrowers flexibility to pick earlier than usual, and make picking calls based solely on perfect ripeness and flavor development in mid-September before rain and birds arrived.  2015 was a stellar and rare Oregon growing season.

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 that may have been extracted from the skins during de-stemming.  Juice was settled overnight, and then racked and inoculated.  Slow, cool fermentation encourages a full bouquet to accompany rich and complex flavors.

$22.00In Stock

Our Chardonnay is a field blend of two Dijon clones; 76 and 95, which are ideal matches for the Oregon climate, showing a wide variety of characteristics depending on the growing season.  This warmer year lends to tropical notes, such as the pineapple aromatics you'll find, as well as ripe flavors of pecan, which are contrasted with bright and lively prickly pear characteristics, adding a dynamic note to the long finish.  Enjoy with white fish and cream sauces to enhance your tasting.

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