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Hyland Vineyard Chardonnay - 2016

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AVA:
McMinnville
Harvest Dates:
September 9th, 2016
ABV:
13.5%
Barrel Aging:
12 mos. French Oak, 20% New
Cases Produced:
130 (12x750 ml)
Bottling Date:
August 2017
Hyland Vineyard Chardonnay - 2015

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AVA:
McMinnville
Harvest Dates:
September 9th, 2015
ABV:
13.5%
Barrel Aging:
12 mos. French Oak, 20% New
Cases Produced:
150 (750 ml)

Hyland Vineyard 2016 Chardonnay

Hyland Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay

Vintages: 2016  2015

This Chardonnay, our first from the region, comes from the historic Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. Like Résonance Vineyard, Hyland is nestled on a south-facing slope in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range and contains some of the oldest soils in Willamette Valley. We pick the grapes by hand from vines planted in 1979. This single-vineyard wine shows the liveliness and balance that is unique to Oregon Chardonnays, as well as the light touch of our multigenerational Burgundian heritage.

Vintage Notes

Warm and dry, 2016 was another excellent vintage from Hyland Vineyard. The fruit reached near-perfect maturity, and the vineyard’s high elevation gave us complete control over the acidity. The natural ripeness and controlled acid created a well-balanced wine, with a nice aromatic complexity and intensity.

Tasting Notes

A brilliant gold-colored wine. The nose is pure with citrus, white flowers, hazelnuts, and fine spices. The palate is well-balanced between the freshness of the acidity and the roundness of the mouthfeel, with white peach caramel, and a hint of vanilla. The minerality has a substantial presence and is very expressive, with a nice fresh finish.

This Chardonnay, our first from the region, comes from the historic Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. Like Résonance Vineyard, Hyland is nestled on a south-facing slope in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range and contains some of the oldest soils in Willamette Valley. We pick the grapes by hand from vines planted in 1979. This single-vineyard wine shows the liveliness and balance that is unique to Oregon Chardonnays, as well as the light touch of our multigenerational Burgundian heritage.

Vintage Notes

The long 2015 growing season led to near perfect results in Hyland Vineyard, which has a cooler climate due to higher elevation. Hyland Vineyard is generally one of the last vineyards we pick in Willamette Valley, and this vintage’s Chardonnay was defined by excellent ripening, with great concentration and acidity.

Tasting Notes

Vibrant and complex. Aromas of white-fleshed fruit and hazelnuts pop at first, followed by subtle flavors of white pepper, fresh fruit, wood, and crème brûlée. The finish is long and elegant.

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