Sourced from three esteemed vineyards in the Willamette Valley, our Chardonnay is fermented in neutral oak and goes through slow, cool malolactic with the goal of retaining the character of the fruit while creating a rich and silky texture.
Brilliant, golden straw in color, the 2014 Winderlea Chardonnay shines with complex aromatics that follow through to a rich, yet delicate palate. Citrus pith and wet stone lead into poached pear, bright lemon and creamy, toasty brioche. Slightly tropical, the texture and structure of this wine leaves a long, perfectly balanced finish.
AVA: Willamete Valley
Selections: Dijon 76 & 95, CA 108, 4
Harvest Date: 9.15 & 9.17.14, 10.3, 10.5, & 10.6.14
Finished Alcohol: 14.2%
Aging: 11 months in 5% stainless steel; 95% French Oak of which 14% was new
Production: 818 cases