This Chardonnay has all the bright, crisp acidity one should expect from the varietal when grown in a cool climate of the Willamette Valley. Melon, lemongrass and pear aromatics lead beautifully into a palate of green apple and stone fruits.
95 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast. "Shea scores again with a luscious, palate-coating wine that way overdelivers for the price. Estate grown at one of the top vineyards in Oregon, this lovely wine melds caramel, apple, melon and light tropical fruit in a delicious and full-bodied wine whose components are perfectly matched. Mostly barrel fermented but blended with a percentage done in concrete egg, it's graceful, sappy and long."
The Estate bottling demonstrates the complex nature of the 2018 vintage. Dark red fruit including raspberries, black tea, clove and rose aromatics define the nose. The palate has smooth tannins and bright acidity while still being rich and rounded. Aged...