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Chardonnay, 'Ribbon Ridge', Brick House

Chardonnay, 'Ribbon Ridge', Brick House

“Our Chardonnays are a homage to the ways of the Old World…specifically the great white wines of Burgundy. Fresh fruit is fully pressed and run into a variety of French oak barrels where it is allowed a native fermentation under the careful eye of the winemaker. Because we strive to reveal the essence of this exceedingly malleable grape, the juice sees few manipulations…a majority of the barrels are seasoned from use year after year…the percentage of new wood is kept decidedly low. The resulting wine completes malolactic fermentation and remains on its gross lees for a full year, after which it is moved to tank for another six months when it is bottled by hand in the farm winery.” – Brick House Winery

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Ribbon Ridge
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Certified Biodynamic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-09-01
Review:
Pale gold. Fresh citrus and orchard fruits, jasmine and buttered toast on the smoky, finely detailed nose. Pliant pear nectar, candied peach and tangerine flavors take on a floral nuance as the wine opens up. Shows strong finishing cling and lingering honeysuckle and brioche qualities on the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity.