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2017 Chehalem Mountain - Chardonnay

2017 Chehalem Mountain - Chardonnay

"The 2017 Chardonnay Chehalem Mountain is a stunning wine. The nose is open and inviting, offering aromas of quince paste, apple pie, allspice, grilled peaches and touches of clotted cream with accents of honey-drizzled almonds, jasmine and stone. It’s medium-bodied with an amazingly silky texture, fantastic intensity and savoriness opposed by juicy acidity, and it has a very long, layered and energetic finish." 

96 points - Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate 2020 Report


"This has a gently stony and flinty thread, through a wealth of ripe-lemon and yellow-grapefruit aromas and some nutty, praline-like notes, too. The palate has a smooth and fluid feel with ripe-peach and spiced custard-cream flavors. Smooth textural glide out the back."

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


"One of eight Chardonnays from Double Zero, this is sourced from a vineyard just east of Ribbon Ridge that was originally planted by Dick Erath a half century ago. It's leesy and zesty, with chunky fruit flavors of apple, tangerine and peach. There's a streak of caramel and a burst of candied lemon as it sails into a long, smooth and concentrated finish."

94 points - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast Summer 2020 Report


Sourced from Block B3 in the Chehalem Mountain Vineyard, this Wente clone Chardonnay showcases the beauty of Chardonnay fruit farmed in the Willamette Valley.

30 cases produced.

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SKU: 0017Ch-CM
Wine Specs
Chehalem Mountains AVA
Vineyard Designation
Chehalem Mountain Vineyard
17 months 20% new French oak barrels
Bottling Date
March 4, 2019
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Production Notes
"Black Chardonnay" method - pre-press crush with 12 hour skin contact, heavy long pressing with no sulfites added to the juice, short settling before going into barrel, ambient yeast fermentation, minimal intervention, no b√Ętonnage, minimal pre-bottling sulfites, minimal filtering / fining.