Region Willamette Valley
Type Still White
Varietals 100% Chardonnay
Winemaking Pressed straight from the vineyard following the black Chardonnay style of Domaine Coche-Dury. The unsulfured, nearly black hyperoxidized juice settled in tank briefly before being racked to our special Chardonnay barrels.
Aging Fermented in barrel with Burgundy yeast and aged unstirred for 14 months sur lie in 50% new Nevers barrels and 50% in once-filled Nevers barrels.
Pear and yellow apple notes along with delicate white flowers saturate the aromatics, while subtle hints of vanilla brighten up the nose. Concentrated in the mouth, the wine showcases a sense of power while leaving no impression of heaviness. Always bright in acidity, the sheer concentration keeps the balance in alignment. Flavors of pear and apple permeate the palate while a mineral signature comes through on the finish.