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2017 EGW - Chardonnay

2017 EGW - Chardonnay

"A very complex and powerful chardonnay with ripe-nectarine, lemon and grapefruit aromas, laced with cool, stony notes, as well as flint and attractively restrained oak. The palate has mouthwatering, intense fruit with such attractively concentrated, pithy-grapefruit and white-peach flavors with beautifully wound flesh that pervades the crisp, long and gently toasty finish. Really superb chardonnay."

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


"Grapes from old vines aged 12 months in 20% new French oak followed by six months on the lees in stainless steel. The perfumed nose comprises white tea, honey nougat, chamomile, and lemongrass. Unctuous and round-bodied, lithe and luxurious, the wine has a rich nature balanced by a streak of acidity that clings to lively notes of linen and lemon." 

96 points - Meridith May, The Somm Journal April 2020


"The 2017 Chardonnay EGW is scented of chamomile, fresh quince, grilled peaches, Greek yogurt, cashews and lemon curd with a flinty hint. The medium-bodied, silky palate features a lovely mix of ripe, honeyed fruits and mineral notions, enlivened by juicy acidity and finishing long and energetic. This has the mineral, nutty character of a great white Burgundy, with Oregonian flesh and power."

94 points - Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate 2020 Report


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


TEXSOM International Wine Awards, Silver Medal


A barrel selection blend of Hyland, Anahata, Bunker Hill, and Chehalem Mountain Vineyard, the EGW "Extra Good White" is a complex, bright, yet silky expression of 100% Willamette Valley Chardonnay. 

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Wine Specs
Willamette Valley
17 months 20% new French oak barrels
Bottling Date
March 4, 2019
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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.