2019 Appassionata Chardonnay

2019 Appassionata Chardonnay

Appassionata Chardonnay is the expressive summit of this classic Burgundian variety in the Willamette Valley. Fermented and matured in large (500-liter) oak casks, it rests on the full lees for two years before bottling. It then rests in our cellar for another year before its release, three years after vintage. The wine’s elegant texture, fine structure and extended maturation time ensure a long life for this vibrant Chardonnay.

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$75.00
/ 750ml
SKU: APCH19
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Chehalem Mountains
Alcohol %
13.50
Wine Spectator
93
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Corrine Vineyard, Yamhill Vineyard (Yamhill-Carlton)
Production Notes
94 points, Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast
 
Anyone questioning Chardonnay’s potential in the Willamette Valley should try this rich and sophisticated wine. A silky texture, is met with mouthfilling flavors of orange sorbet, pineapple and challah bread, as well as a hint of mint. The aromas of lemon curd and petrichor are equally delightful. - Wine Enthusiast, April 2023
Winemaker Notes

Whole-cluster pressing; native yeast fermentation in 500-liter French oak barrels; natural malolactic fermentation; 21 months maturation on the lees.