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2020 Acrobat Chardonnay, Oregon

2020 Acrobat Chardonnay, Oregon

Wine Enthusiast 90pts
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$16.00
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SKU: 121034A

The 2020 Acrobat Chardonnay displays a bouquet of notes ranging from ripe peach and key lime to apple blossom and apricot, shine through. A clean and refined entrance gives way to layers of lime, stone fruit, and crème brûlée on the mid-palate. The medium-long finish is fresh and held together by lively acidity.

Fields of exuberant yellow straw come to mind when describing this chardonnay’s color. On the nose, a bouquet of notes ranging from ripe peach and key lime, to apple blossom and apricot, shine through. A clean and refined entrance gives way to layers of lime, stone fruit, and crème brûlée on the mid-palate. The medium-long finish is fresh and held together by lively acidity.

Wine Specs

Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Oregon
Aging
Sur lie aging for four months prior to bottling.
Fermentation
100% stainless steel tanks with 33% new French oak blocks.
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Enthusiast
90

Vineyard Notes

The winter of 2019 and 2020 was relatively mild and dry, which brought a cool spring with few frost events. We experienced rain during flowering, and this resulted in smaller berries and low crop yields. A warm summer was leading up to a small, but promising harvest. Due to high winds on Labor Day and wildfires across Oregon, this made for a very challenging harvest. The chardonnay for this wine was harvested at two periods during harvest: early and late. In the blend, the early harvest component provides a wine with freshness and acidity, while the later harvest is characterized by richness, and tropical fruit aromatics.