2019 La Belle Promenade Chardonnay
This single vineyard Chardonnay bottling showcases a balanced medley of oak, citrus and floral notes with age worthy acidity and structure.
Baking spice, vanilla custard and sweet tapioca play with aromas of Meyer lemon, citrus rind and floral honeysuckle. On the palate a pronounced briny salinity leads into flavors of grapefruit, lemon lime citrus, kumquat and a touch of cedar. The plate showcases racy mouthwatering acid, medium body with age-worthy structure and a lengthy finish.
La Belle Promenade Vineyard | Chehalem Mountains AVA | 700 - 800’ Elevation | Northeastern & Southwestern Exposure | Volcanic Soils, Jory & Nekia | Planted to Mixed Pinot Noir Clones, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Aligoté, Grüner Veltliner & Gamay | Dry Farmed Using Organic Principles La Belle Promenade Vineyard is comprised of 33 acres of vines planted in 2014. The vineyard is home to volcanic soils ranging in diversity from a thick layer of fractured basalt in our shallow rooted southwestern blocks and deeper volcanic Saum soils in the southeastern corner of the vineyard. The crops we harvest from La Belle Promenade produce characteristic floral notes that cling to acidity and tell the story of the orchard fruits that once grew here.
581 Cases Bottled | Bottled August 2020 | 100% Chardonnay | Native Yeast Fermentation | 12.8% ABV | 3.16 PH | 6.8 g/L TA
"Aromas of white tea, sliced pear and lily. Medium-bodied with a silky texture. Delicate and nuanced. The acidity and fruit are well married. Steady and soft. Drink now." - 92 Points, James Sucking