2017 Black Label Willamette Valley Chardonnay

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2017 Black Label Willamette Valley Chardonnay


Tasting Notes:

The 2017 Willamette Valley Chardonnay Black Label presents with bright, clean and briny aromatics of wet rocks, minerals, Buddha’s hand, mango skin, green apple, and smokey salinity. The palate is dry, with refreshing acidity and a generous citrus and brine finish.

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Vineyard Notes:

100% Willamette Valley Chardonnay

25% Seven Springs Vineyard 6-year-old Dijon 95 & 76 clone Chardonnay 25% Durant Vineyard 20-year-old Dijon 95 & 76 clone Chardonnay 25% AlexEli Vineyard 37-year-old 108 clone Chardonnay 25% Yamhill Vineyard 34-year-old 108 clone Chardonnay

Vinification Notes:

Each lot of Chardonnay was pressed hard as whole clusters and the juice was settled overnight. Some lots were allowed to hyperoxidize before a small dose of SO2 was added, other lots were sulfured in the press pan. After transferring to barrels for fermentation, some lots were chaptalized, others were not. Fermentation commenced with native yeasts and full malolactic conversion occurred. Selected yeasts completed fermentation. After six months in 10% new French oak barrels, the wine was blended and transferred to stainless steel for twelve months. The wine was lightly fined with bentonite before a gentle lenticular filtration. 8.25 barrels produced.


3.27pH | 6.4 T.A. | 12.98% ABV | 0.5g/L (0.05%) R.S. | .54g/L VA | 30 ppm SO2