2019 Spirit Hill Vineyard Chardonnay
The highly elevated and exposed rocky, volcanic hillsides of the Eola-Amity Hills provide Spirit Hill Vineyard Chardonnay with concentration and tension. Blended from one neutral puncheon of 548 Dijon Clone Chardonnay and one new barrique of 76 Dijon Clone Chardonnay, this year's vintage shows white peach, lemon pith, and jasmine underlined with persistent texture and savory spice. Entirely barrel fermented, the wine was allowed to age elegantly on full lees for 16 months in French oak.
As the first commercial grower of Dijon Clones Chardonnay in the U.S., Argyle has been on the leading edge of a Chardonnay revolution in Oregon since 1987. Argyle Chardonnay is grown on high density vineyard blocks planted with devigorated root stocks.
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It’s early in its lifespan, but Spirit Hill is beginning to display a combination of attributes we’ve come to know at our other vineyards in the Dundee and Eola-Amity Hills…call it the best of both worlds.
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