This Chardonnay features fruit from their second estate, Découverte Vineyard. The grapes are handpicked in the heart of the rolling landscape of the Dundee Hills wine region and defined by the volcanic Jory soils . This single-vineyard wine shows characters of white petals from flowers and a freshness that Oregon is known for.
This single vineyard wine has an attractive golden hue and shows graceful complexity on the nose: floral notes of honeysuckle and white blossom, sharpened by lemon peel, apricot and a delicate sweet spice. The Découverte Chardonnay is generous on the palate, delivering ripe nectarine and toasted hazelnut in abundance; it thrums with energy and tension, a streak of salinity tipped the balance towards perfection, and a long, pure finish. Intensely North American, with Burgundian refinement.