2019 Reserve Chardonnay
Flint, edge and tension are the first words that come to mind when describing the 2019 Reserve Chardonnay. We include both vines from the Dundee Hills planted back in 1974 and younger vines from Eola-Amity Hills to provide this swing of flinty, lemon zest to sweet spiced, white nectarine. We recommend serving slightly chilled to retain the crisp quality of the acidity and cooling freshness. Acidity and freshness are the main goal for Chardonnay and most of these is determined by the picking date. What's most intriguing is when to pick Chardonnay, and after the 2011 harvest - the coolest and latest harvest on record - the picking decisions for Sparkling and still Chardonnay are very similar, high acid but with a little more ripeness.