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2017 Freya Hermann Cuvée - Chardonnay

2017 Freya Hermann Cuvée - Chardonnay

"Double Zero tags its top wines with the names of the founders' parents. This is the best of a stunningly good lineup of eight Chardonnays. Produced as a “black” wine (intentionally oxidized) with native yeasts, it was aged 15 months in a single French oak puncheon. The seemingly endless details range from flinty mineral to layered lemon-lime, apples and peaches, with lush streaks of butterscotch, saltwater taffy and even a whiff of peanut butter. Let your imagination soar—there is seemingly no end to this splendid bottle."

97 points Editors Choice -  Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast Summer 2020 Report 

"Wild, reductive, flinty aromas here, really hitting the sweet spot of great, modern chardonnay winemaking. There’s toasty oak here, too, supported by assertively fresh, lively lemons and green peaches. The palate rolls out a layered and gently meaty assembly of succulently fresh lemons and peaches. The savory funk will polarize here. Drink or hold, but definitely decant."

98 points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com Oregon 2019 Report

Produced from a single high elevation vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, this micro-lot was an experiment. At 00 Wines, our journey is the relentless pursuit of the extraordinary. Our hypothesis was that an extra 6 months in barrel for this 2017 Chardonnay (24 months total elevage) would produce a remarkable wine. While tasting the progression of the wine in 2019, 00 Wines founder Chris Hermann was inspired to name this special selection after a very precious person, his mother Freya Hermann. Freya always encouraged Chris to follow his dreams. Her high standards and attention to detail in all of her work set an example for Chris. She was an extraordinary woman and this is an extraordinary wine. She was an extraordinary woman, and this is an extraordinary wine that is a favorite among Grand Cru White Burgundy collectors.


50 cases produced. 

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Wine Specs
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
24 months one year old French oak puncheon
Bottling Date
August 2019
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