CSO-084

Chardonnay, ‘Reserve’, North Valley [Soter Vineyards]

The Willamette Valley is Oregon’s most recognized appellation for cool climate varietal wines, and it is in the Northern part of this region where the finest vineyards are found – an epicenter we refer to as the North Valley – which includes all of the defined sub-appellations (the Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge, Yamhill-Carlton, etc.). It is from within this region of rolling hillsides and diverse soils that veteran winegrowers James Cahill and Tony Soter, along with North Valley partners, Brian Sypher and Michelle Soter, source certified sustainable vineyards of real “Cru” quality for these personality-driven wines. Meticulous, hands-on attention to farming practices throughout the growing season from flowering through harvest, and minimal handling in the winery, assures a resulting level of quality normally associated exclusively with estate grown wines – in fact, we think of each vineyard site we work with as if it were a “satellite estate property”, as a statement of our genuine commitment to making the best wines we can

6% new French oak
49% used French oak
45% stainless steel barrels
50% malolactic fermentation

589 cases produced

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
USA
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Willamette
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Tasting Notes

A complex nose combines classic notes of pear and baked apples with tropical tones – guava, passion fruit, and papaya. On the palate, the wine expresses flavors of citrus oils, baking spices and tangerine zest. While mouth filling, it is brisk on the palate with refreshing minerality, thanks to good acidity. With great delineation, it finishes with a flash of granny smith apple, long and engaging.

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