2014 Seven Springs Estate Summum Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Chardonnay

12.9% alc., 441 cases, $100. Sourced from just 14 rows threading the spine of the vineyard. The wine was fermented and aged in 100% new Stockinger punchones, undergoing spontaneous and indigenous fermentation. The wine was raised in puncheon for 10 months and finished in tank before bottling. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. I try to defer the use of the vague word “minerality,” but that was what came to mind when I tasted this wine. I was infatuated with the nose that offered aromas of citrus, pear, flint and toast. Slightly creamy in the mouth offering significant mid palate presence and finish, strutting flavors of lemon-lime, pear, hints of tropical fruits and a slight butter note. The soprano finish delivers grapefruit and lemon-lime goodness and tartar-chasing acidity. A bit of flinty reduction remained when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. This wine offers both vivacious acidity and richness of flavor. Score: 94. Reviewed May 6, 2017

Winery: Evening Land Vineyards
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