2016 Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Original Vines Dundee Hills

2016 Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Original Vines Dundee Hills

Eyrie’s Original Vines Chardonnay is made from the oldest vineyard planting in Willamette Valley. The wood was a Draper field selection from 1930s, and the vines have always been organically farmed and non-irrigated. The fruit is de-stemmed, crushed, pressed, and fermented in mostly neutral French oak barrels with ambient cultures.

This is a white wine that rewards decanting. It is savory, with an earthy sense of roasted nut and a texture that is silken but substantial, concentrated. There is a clear sense of its barrel élevage. The aromas yield honeyed fruits and woodsy spice, while the flavors feel autumnal. 

It’s the perfect wine for harvest foods: squashes, nuts, game, fowl. Pour it and think about history.

2016 Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Original Vines Dundee Hills

12.8% ABV | $60 (sample)

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