2016 Argyle Chardonnay
Blended between our three vineyards (Knudsen Vineyard, Lone Star Vineyard and Spirit Hill Vineyard), Argyle Chardonnay displays the concentration and power of the Eola-Amity Hills, with the lithe delicacy of the Dundee Hills. Fermented in stainless steel and French oak barrels, the wine is all bright fruit clarity and precision. In order to capture freshness and vibrancy in a warmer growing season, one third of the blend was blocked from undergoing malolactic fermentation, providing tension and vibration. The middle palate is energetic crunchy lemon and white peach, balanced with an underlying subtle, spicy creaminess. The natural acidity is buoyant and fresh, finishing long, clean, and pure.