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Chardonnay 'Eola-Amity Hills', Salem Wine Co.

Chardonnay 'Eola-Amity Hills', Salem Wine Co.
  • LIVE Certified Sustainable/Practicing Biodynamic & Organic
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Seven Springs Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills AVA)
  • Predominantly sourced from a single vineyard block
  • Iron-rich clay soils
  • Gently pressed into neutral 500L puncheons
  • 100% native yeast fermentation
  • Full malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 12 months in neutral barrel then racked to tank for 6 months to naturally clarify
  • 1,200 cases produced
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Eola-Amity Hills
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Tasting Notes

A historically dry vintage, the 2018 Salem Wine Co. Chardonnay is rich in both concentration and texture. Notes of toasted almond skin mix with rich, brûléed citrus notes to form a compelling aromatic profile. The wine’s signature is its surprisingly rich mid-palate that is deftly counterbalanced with a bright clean finish.

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Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
92
Date:
2020-10-30
Review:
The 2018 Salem Wine Co. Chardonnay has a a nose of elderflower, pear, baker’s yeast and lemongrass with touches of beeswax. The palate is medium-bodied with broad, savory flavors, bright freshness and a long, flavorful finish. This is made from younger vines a few hundred feet away from the older vines in Seven Springs vineyard, planted with a slight south-facing exposition.