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Chardonnay, Seven Springs Vineyard 2013

Evening Land Vineyards

The wines of 2013 at Seven Springs exhibit a classical, elegant restraint that we love. Vibrant acidity and some richness provide a counterpoint to the purity of fruit. Made in the traditional Burgundian style, this is a graceful, pretty Chardonnay to enjoy while you practice patience on La Source and Summum. Aromas of lemon rind, pear, and mint, with hints of toasted sesame seeds and melon. Leaner than the 2012 but with enough richness to give it an extra dimension. The essence of raw pineapple and a sustained lemony fruit core finishes with a vibrant acidity.

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Appellation/ava:
Eola-Amity Hills
Vineyard designation:
Seven Springs Vineyard
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
20% new oak (11 months); followed by tank (5 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
13.4
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
607

Reviews

  • "91 points. Fresh and inviting, lively on balance, with tangy citrus and lemon marmalade notes underlying the apple and spice flavors, lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 607 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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