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2017 Eola Springs - Chardonnay

2017 Eola Springs - Chardonnay

"The 2017 Chardonnay Eola Springs comes from vines planted in 1984. It has a singular, incredibly layered nose of orange oil, jasmine, dried chamomile and hay, honeyed apples, pie crust, candied hazelnuts, grilled peaches, sweet spices, autumn leaves and mushroom tart. In the mouth, it's medium-bodied and über silky, spindle-like in its ability to run the gamut from precise stony character to open, fleshy, honeyed fruits and back again, with laser-like focus and a very long, layered finish. This is gorgeous!"

95 points - Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate 2020 Report


This single vineyard Chardonnay is produced from a rare Mendoza clone (A7) grown in Jory and Nekia volcanic soils in the Eola-Amity Hills.

100 cases produced. 

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SKU: 0017CH-ES
Wine Specs
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
17 months 20% new French oak barrels
Bottling Date
March 4, 2019
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A gripping nose of orange peel with a palate of warming za’atar spice, mango, orange peel, and the mouthfeel of a juicy red pepper.
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 bâtonnage, minimal pre-bottling sulfites, minimal filtering / fining.