2018 Chardonnay Freedom Hill Vineyard 1.5L
Complex, dense, yellow, floral and fruit aromas on the nose are accented by stony minerality across the mid-palate. Flavors of peach, dried apple, nutmeg flavors are rich and bright with a touch of orange marmalade. Texturally very broad across the palate, the viscosity lingers long into the finish.
Food & Wine Magazine Apr 2022 - "Oregon winemaker Mark Vlossak is justifiably acclaimed for his impressive single-vineyard Pinot noirs, and his touch with Chardonnay is no less fine. This flinty-creamy white with its layered citrus flavors is proof."
Freedom Hill is located in the foothills of the coast range 10 miles southwest of Salem, Oregon. During the day, warm air rises from the valley floor ripening the skins. At night, cool ocen breezes act to retain acidity. The Chardonnay blocks have a southwest exposure at an elevation of 520’ to 580'. The vines were planted in 2006 and 2007 with Dijon clones 76 and 548 on well-drained, very old sedimentary clay loam.
Release Date: Mar 2021; Production 1102 cases. 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
White meat, vegetarian and pasta dishes with complex sauces and rich flavors. Brie.
Now + 5 years
Freedom Hill Vineyard
September 19, 2018