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2016 Five FACES Chardonnay

Lemon zest, elderflower, brioche, and honey crisp apple and a suggestion of baking spice. The palate reveals lemon custard, apple, pear, elderflower, and hazelnut on a cascade of flavors that echo through the stunning finish.

Purchase

$36.00 per Bottle
 

Description

From blend of five different vineyards, mainly in the north of the valley with one to the west in the Van Duzer Corridor. A full representation of the Willamee Valley’s soil types is on display with one volcanic vineyard, two loess (windblown) vineyards, and two sedimentary vineyards. The vineyards range in elevation from 550-700 feet, and were easily able to maintain natural acidity in the long 2016 growing season. We started harvest August 29th and were done by September 23rd.

Ratings

90 points - International Wine Report
This beautiful Chardonnay opens with a bouquet of nutmeg, starfruit and poached pear. The palate shows a nice combination of acidity and brightness, with Japanese apple, lemon rind and challah bread flavors connecting. The mouth-watering acidity brings you back to the glass for more. Drink 2018-2024.
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Vintage 2016
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Willamette Valley
Acid 5.6 g/L
PH 3.32
Aging 10% new French oak, 17 months on élevage on lees
Alcohol % 12.5
Size 750 ml