2017 The Four Graces Chardonnay, Willamette Valley
This is our inaugural release of the new 2017 Willamette Valley Chardonnay. A fantastic wine with beautiful, bright aromas of fresh pear, lemon zest, and coconut. The palate has a lively entry full of citrus notes that transition into a creamy mid palate. The finish is soft with a lingering minerality.
September 20th – October 11th, 2017
9 months in French Oak, 15% new
The 2017 vintage began with a colder than average winter, with multiple snowstorms. Thankfully, Spring saw a return to normal with bud break taking place in April. As Summer approached, the classic warm days and cool nights made for ideal growing conditions without any major heat waves. During the harvest, from September 20th – October 11th, 2017, we received less than average rainfall, which allowed for nearly perfect harvesting conditions.
The grapes for The Four Graces Chardonnay are sourced from the Wilakia Vineyard within the Willamette Valley. This vineyard is planted predominantly with Pinot Noir with only a small portion dedicated to Chardonnay vines. The vineyard displays several different soil types with a variety of elevations that bring unique characteristics to our wine.
Only 288 cases produced