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2018 La Belle Promenade Chardonnay

2018 La Belle Promenade Chardonnay
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The 2018 La Belle Promenade Vineyard Chardonnay jumps out of the glass with lean, citrus and saline influenced character.  The palate is replete with ripe orchard and citrus grove fruits, spice and racy acidity.  This medium bodied, lean expression of chardonnay is delightful today and will benefit from short term cellaring.  

Wine Specs
Chehalem Mountains
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Not Yet Rated | Prior Vintage 92 Points James Suckling & 92 Points International Wine Report
Vineyard Notes
100% La Belle Promenade Vineyard AVA: Chehalem Mountains • Elevation: 700-820 Ft. • Exposure: North East/ South West Soils: Volcanic (Saum/ Nekia) • Clones: 76 & 95 • Native Yeast Fermentation Farming Practices: Dry farmed/ Organic Principles - La Belle Promenade is 33 acres of mainly Saum and some Nekia soils, with the western portion of the site consisting of a thick layer of fractured basalt. The vineyard was planted in 2014 to 26 acres of Pinot Noir, 5 acres of Chardonnay and 2 acres of Pinot Meunier. Due in part to its high elevation, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard, Flanerie. - Our youngest vineyard, this estate is planted to 33 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier on Saum, Nekia and, on the western portion, a thick layer of fractured basalt.
Production Notes
Bottled August 2019 | Whole Cluster Pressed | 3.22 pH | T.A. 6.7 | 13.1% ABV | 12 Months in Oak Barrels (24% New) | 100% Chardonnay
Only 600 Cases Produced