Cristom Vineyards

Chardonnay 'Eola-Amity Hills'

Chardonnay 'Eola-Amity Hills'

Chardonnay EolaAmity Hills Cristom
  • Certified LIVE Sustainable/Practicing Biodynamic
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Vineyard Sources: 40% Van Oehsen, 23% Eola Springs, 13% Royer, 11% Paul Gerrie, 5% Seven Springs, 4% Stiling, 3% Eileen, 1% Louise
  • 15% Estate fruit
  • Soils: diverse range of volcanic soils
  • Clones: 72, 76, 95, 96, 548
  • 100% Hand-harvested
  • Whole cluster-pressed
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Full malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Aged 11 months on its lees in 24% new French oak, followed by 5 months in stainless steel tank
  • Winemaker: Daniel Estrin
  • 2,028 cases produced
  • 13% abv

Info

Vintage:
2021
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Eola-Amity Hills
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-CRI-05-21 12/750ml

Press & Reviews

Decanter
Score
93
Date
2023-08-30
Int'l Wine Review
Score
92
Date
2023-10-05
James Suckling
Score
93
Date
2023-10-05
Jancis Robinson
Score
17.5
Date
2023-12-11
"There's a lot going on in this wine. The aromas are delicate, with pure citrus fruit and some flinty smokiness. On the palate, the pure fruit is beautifully complemented by a saline minerality, vibrant acidity and chalky texture. It's a well-balanced and complex wine, with a very lean profile and salty minerality that makes it super-interesting. (FG) 13%"
Jeb Dunnuck
Score
91
Date
2023-09-17
Vinous
Score
91
Date
2024-01-18
"The 2021 Chardonnay Eola-Amity Hills opens with a rich blend of crushed yellow apples, mint, whole butter and stone dust. This is a soft, round and distinctly savory effort with a pronounced mineral core and tart orchard fruits cascading throughout. It finishes with medium length and a lemony concentration, tapering off flinty and tense."
Wine and Spirits
Score
91
Date
2023-12-10
"This blend of fruit from estate and partner-vineyard sources is a bit softer than many of the Cristom chardonnays and all the more seductive for it. The nutty pear-blossom flavors have a golden richness, with an elegant texture brought up firm in a dusty finish. For prawns. (2,000 cases)"
Wine Enthusiast
Score
91
Date
2023-10-05

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