2019 Tenor Chardonnay

The 2019 Tenor Chardonnay was crafted from two vineyards along the Royal Slope AVA of the Columbia Valley: Stillwater Creek and Solaksen. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one or two clusters per shoot for maximum concentration. They were then hand-harvested at night and in the early mornings of late summer 2019. Upon arrival at the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted and berry-sorted. The free run juice was 100% barrel-fermented, then moved to custom French oak barrels (28% new) for 19 months of aging. After extensive evaluation by our winemaking team, the wine was bottled, without fining or filtration, on May 11th, 2021. Only 259 cases were produced.

Bottle: $50

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Tasting Notes

Wonderful aromatics of Meyer lemon, white blossoms, raw baking spices, and a hint of fresh brioche. Swirling brings up white peach, sweet citrus, and honeycomb. The palate is poised, with freshness, balance, and a round polish that leaves no hard edges. A fusion of stone fruits, citrus, and a hint of spice carry the long finish. A wine that shows the care taken in each little winemaking step.

Wine Facts

Labeled Appellation:

Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s):

Stillwater Creek, Solaksen

Varietal Composition:

100% Chardonnay

Vinification:

Fermented in 100% 228L barrels, 20% new. Aged for 19 months.

Alcohol:

14.5%

Cases Produced:

259

Drinkability:

Now-2027

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