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2017 Freedom Hill Vineyard Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Vineyard Designation
Freedom Hill Vineyard
Harvest Date
9/22/17
Aging
Up to 8 years
Fermentation
Neutral French Oak
Bottling Date
September-18
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13.5

2017 Freedom Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

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SKU: 17 CH
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2017 Chardonnay Freedom Hill Vineyard has seductive aromas of yellow peach, mango and peach preserves with hints of cinnamon stick and white pepper. Embracing your entire pallet with bright yellow fruit, fresh acidity, and Buttercup. This wine has a racy richness clearly differentiating it from "normal" Chardonnays. Impeccably balanced with the warmer fruit and floral notes persisting long into the finish. It would be a great match for fish tacos with mango salsa, grilled tuna pasta or pizza margherita.
Vineyard Notes
Freedom Hill is located in the foothills of the coast range 10 miles southwest of Salem, Oregon. The Chardonnay blocks have a southeast exposure at an elevation of 425’ and benefit from heat rising off the valley floor. Hills to the east protect the vines from strong coastal winds. The vines were planted in 1999 and 2006 with Dijon clones 76 and 548 on well-drained silty clay loam.
Production Notes
The grapes were whole cluster pressed. After settling, the juice was barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wine completed malolactic fermentation naturally and was aged sur lees for 11 months entirely in used French oak barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
Rich white meat and vegetarian dishes with complex sauces and rich flavors
Production
1,170 Cases