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2018 Willamette Valley Chardonnay

BLEND | 100% Chardonnay

VINEYARDS |

CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS AVA
Half of the 2018 blend is from the Chehalem Mountain Vineyard, first planted in 1969 by Dick Erath. It has since gone through some much needed revamping thanks to the collaborative efforts of current owner Judy Jordan and the viticulture team at Capra. This selection, in particular, is unique as the material is known as Clone-107 (aka Calera clone); California heritage material is a rarity in Oregon. But in this wine, it is clear that 107 belongs on these fantastic basaltic soils.

MOUNT PISGAH AVA
The remainder of the blend is from Fern Creek and Giving Tree vineyards. The Giving Tree vineyard is a relatively cool site, shaped by gusty Van Duzer Corridor winds that extend the growing season and yield beautiful, acid-driven fruit. Fern Creek is a young vineyard already producing high quality, acid driven fruit.

WINEMAKING | Native yeast in 10% new French oak, 80% neutral and 10% stainless steel. Two-thirds completed malolactic fermentation. Aging for 10 months in Remond, Damy, & Seguin Moreau Icone Blanc barrels.

TASTING NOTES |
Aromas of crushed pineapple, bees wax, lemon curd and jasmine lead in to this generous, pallet-coating wine. Those flavors persist along with pie crust and a jolt of salinity and citrus notes in the middle, finishing with a long, lingering acidity and vanilla bean note.

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