2014 Seven Springs Estate La Source Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Chardonnay

13.2% alc., 315 cases, $75. Sourced from old-vine Dijon clones in the lower half of the vineyard. Gently pressed into French oak barrels for spontaneous and indigenous fermentation. Raised on the lees in Damy cooperage, 75% new, for 10 months before being racked to tank. After a light fining, the wine was bottled without filtering. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. A reductive style with aromas of citrus fruits, flint and a peek of oak. Slightly creamy on the palate with flavors of lemon, white stone fruits and mineral-inflected, juicy acidity. More fruit sap, body and finish than the Eola-Hills bottling, with a seductive texture. When tasted the following day, the reductive character had largely resolved and the wine showed a range of appealing citrus flavors. Score: 94. Reviewed May 6, 2017

Winery: Evening Land Vineyards
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