2021 Lone Star Vineyard Chardonnay
Lone Star Chardonnay is planted in two distinct areas of the vineyard, with the premium fruit coming from the northwest corner of Block 27. This planting of Chardonnay is centrally located on the slope just before the volcanic soils transition to Missoula soil. This soil mix results in edgy flinty notes and green citrus and pear, while a leaner oak regimen coaxes a soft pillowy texture and gentle energy.
Fruit was chilled overnight and gently pressed the next morning. Juice was racked to barrels for fermentation and aging.
All signs of the start to the 2021 vintage pointed to a classic spring season. Bud break took place end of April followed by a dry spring. Bloom in June arrived with a rain shower that reduced overall yield potential but allowed for the perfect amount of fruit to ripen on the vines for high quality wine production. Summer remained dry and sunny with plenty of heat to keep the fruit developing. While a heat dome in late June posed a challenge for many in the valley, we experienced no damage from this weather event. These summer events lead to a rather early harvest, which successfully wrapped up the first week of October.
Eola-Amity Hills AVA | 113 Acres PlantedFounded in 1996 | Jory, Nekia, Ritner and Woodburn Soils 200’ – 400’ elevation
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Sept 5, 2021
20% new French and Austrian oak, both 225L and 500L
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