2013 was a growing season that challenged us because it was the latest bloom in the 50 years we have been growing wine grapes in the Northern Willamette Valley Our 36 year-old Draper vines were baearly up to the challenge. They produced only 3 barrels off of our 3.6 acres of Chardonnay. We have consistently demanded length, richness, and balance for our Reserve wines; and this wine has it all. It is a blend of 40% Old vine Draper and 60% a field blend of 4 different Dijon clones form Johan Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. The hallmark of the 2013 vintage in this chardonnay is pinpoint acidity and intense cool-climate aromatics. The balance between precision and richness of this wine is a celebration of a wonderful nerveracking vintage. The concentration of sweet fruit in the wine stands out as the finish lingers with crisp acidity. This four barrel lot included one new barrel (25%) and one one-year-old barrel. The wine was bottled without filtration after tweleve months and may have a small amount of natural sediment in the bottle.
94 cases & 2 cases of magnums produced
Technical data: pH 3.55, TA 6.90 g/l, Alcohol 12.9% RS. .011%