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2015 Five FACES Chardonnay

Pale lemon with energetic aromas of pineapple, mango, apple, and brioche followed by wisps of vanilla. Captivating tension resonates between the texture and acidity, followed by revealing layers that elegantly unfurl.

Purchase

$33.00 per Bottle
 

Description

A blend of two different vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley, both with volcanic soils. The grapes were picked at optimal flavor development when sugars were still low and acids high. They were whole cluster pressed and settled for 48 hours, resulting in a very clear juice. The juice was then put in barrel and fermented slowly at cold temperatures over 3 months. Next, 100% of the finished wine underwent a slow, cool malolactic fermentation, and aged on its lees with minimal exposure to oxygen until bottling mid-August of 2016.

Ratings

93 points - Wine Review Online (RC)
Food friendly acidity is the hallmark in this crisp Chardonnay, which beautifully combines low (12.7%) alcohol, just a touch of oak and vibrant aromas and flavors of lemon crème, pineapple and passion fruit. It finishes with mouth-watering tart green apple and lemon up front. Bring on the creamy fish dishes!

Awards

Gold Medal: Sunset International Wine Competition
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2015
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Willamette Valley
Acid TA 6.1 g/L
PH 3.26
Aging 8% new, 22% second fill, and 70% neutral French oak
Alcohol % 12.7
Size 750 ml