2017 Dundee Hills Chardonnay 750 mL
Our unoaked Dundee Hills Chardonnay is light and delicate on the nose, opening with hints of pear and elderflower. The vibrant and crisp palate unfolds through notes of Meyer lemon and ripe tropical fruit, finishing with persistent acidity that carries each sip to a lengthy finish.
The 2017 vintage is classically Oregon. Despite a cold winter and cooler than normal spring, ideal weather after flowering created a healthy fruit set, with as much as 20% more berries per cluster than average. Summer was dry and hot, but vines saw little drought stress. By September, everything was on track for a traditional, “normal” Oregon harvest in the Willamette Valley, with Pinot Noir exhibiting outstanding quality. Harvest produced a bumper crop with intense flavor, and perfect sugar and acid levels.