Carabella Dijon 76 Clone Chardonnay 2015, Chehalem Mountains

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Oregon, Usa

$27.95 (180133)

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September 29, 2018

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

From the volcanic soils near the top of Chehalem Mountain, ex-geologist Mike Carabella's Dijon 76 chardonnay is...

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juniacke
juniacke

A 2015 Chardonnay from the volcanic soils near the peak of Chehelem Mountain, a viticultural area within Willamette Valley, Oregon. Chardonnay is the most neutral of the wine grape varieties, taking on flavor profiles of the soil it is grown in or the oak barrels it is aged in moreso than having its own characteristics. Chardonnay is a cool climate grape (early ripening to beat the frost) and does well at high altitude further south since air at high altitude is less dense than air at sea level, reducing its convective capability and overall heat capacity. This wine was barrel fermented and aged in French oak (1/8 new). Caramel-dipped green apple, pear, herbs, baking spice. The finish is medium to long, of lime and herbs.

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