2019 Willamette Valley Chardonnay

2019 Willamette Valley Chardonnay

Winemaker’s Notes:

The 2019 Willamette Valley Chardonnay is a blend from several of the region’s best vineyards and thus provides complex aromas and flavor. On the nose, this wine begins with an abundance of tropical fruit and floral notes that leap from the glass. Bright acidity and subtle minerality mesh with fresh fruit notes of white peach and Meyer Lemon to provide a complete and balanced palate.

Technical Notes:

Harvest Date: 9/29/2019
AVA: Willamette Valley
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 10 Months
New Oak: 5%
Brix:20.5º
pH:3.32
Alcohol:13.3%
RS: 0 g/L

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Other Notes

The Vintage: After a string of five warmer vintages starting in 2014, the 2019 vintage marks the return of a cool vintage for the Willamette Valley. A relatively mild winter at the end of 2018 was followed by a cold and wet start to 2019. After the cool winter rains relaxed, we were welcomed into early spring with warmer than average temperatures and several long days of sunshine. The sun-filled warm spring days provided our vines an ideal start to the growing season. For the majority of the growing season, we were treated to near-perfect conditions. Long and warm, but not hot, early summer days gave way to cool evenings that allowed the vines to relax. Even with a fantastic growing season, the vintage will be remembered for the early rains in September and rapid cool down into October which challenged harvesting decisions – Patience was key for 2019. Even with the sudden cool down and rain showers, Oregon has carved a reputation for cooler vintages like this. Vintages that produce the complexity and aromatics, along with lower alcohol levels, that people have come to expect from Oregon.
Vintage 2019
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750 ml