Evening Land Vineyards, Chardonnay "Seven Springs" Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon 2019
This Chardonnay is the backbone to all of the Evening Land white wines. Fruit for this estate wine comes from Burgundian clones rooted into a rockier section of the Seven Springs mid-slope, which plays into the texture and final flavor profile of the wine.
On the palate, flavors of yellow and green apples, white flower petals, lemon zest, cream, and hints of warm baking spice lead to a soft, palate-coating finish. For those skeptical of domestic Chardonnay, we promise that this satiny, terroir-reflective expression of the grape promises to please a variety of palates.
The wine is fermented and aged in French oak barrels (30% new) for 12 months followed by six months of élevage in steel tanks prior to bottling.