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2017 VGW - Chardonnay

2017 VGW - Chardonnay

"This offers ripe-pineapple and lime-juice aromas, as well as white peaches and wet stones, in a very expressive mode. The palate has a very smooth core of mellow, cashew nuts and white peaches with some very assertive and dense, fleshy-peach and praline notes to close. Drink or hold."

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


"A true luxury, with aromas of lemon oil, pineapple, and salted melon. Floral notes join honey on a palate saturated with lemon-lime, making a delicate impression on the tongue. A melted-caramel effect surpasses expectations on the finish."

96 points - Meridith May, The Somm Journal April 2020


"The 2017 Chardonnay VGW opens with fresh quince, brioche, red and yellow apples, gunflint and nutty aromas with hints of clotted cream, honey and yellow peaches. Medium-bodied, round and silky, it has pleasantly restrained, savory fruits with juicy freshness and a long, minerally finish."

92 points - Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate 2020 Report


94 points Editor's Choice - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast Summer 2020 Report 


TEXSOM International Wine Awards, Judges' Selection Medal, US Oregon White Wine


Produced from a variety of Eola-Amity Hills vineyards including Seven Springs, Von Oehsen, Anahata, and just south of the Eola-Amity Hills in the south Salem Hills Open Claim, the VGW "Very Good White" is the annual 100% Willamette Valley Chardonnay blend that is the entry into the world of 00 Wines Chardonnay. 

1050 cases produced.

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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.