November 2020: Availability of this wine is limited. Please call our tasting room at 503-852-7050 to purchase.
Our 2017 Chardonnay, half from our own estate Finn Hill Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and half from a high elevation site in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, has a story to tell. It kicks off with delicious lemon merengue and candied lemon peel. Half stainless steel and half neutral oak and then fermented to dryness, the soft, vivacious fruit beginning melds into a smooth, buttercream finish that strikes an enchanting, graceful balance and finishes with a hint of a flint. Not buttery in any traditional sense of the word, our 2017 Chardonnay makes us think of a buttery shortbread or stealing a bite of an all butter pie crust.