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2019 GOWC Coles Valley Vyd Umpqua Valley Chardonnay

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Great Oregon Wine Company Chardonnay is simple, pure and natural. This Chardonnay displays enticing notes of lemon oleo saccharum, white peach and brioche. With its vibrant acidity, this wine is elegant in structure and long on the palate with a rich finish. Good alone or with shellfish dishes like jumbo shrimp sautéed in garlic olive oil, roasted or grilled salmon and tuna steaks.

Alcohol %

13.5

Tasting Notes

Aromas of white peach and lemon myrtle. Flavors of lemon oleo saccharum and brioche wrapped around a core of vibrant acidity. Elegant, sur lie character and a long, rich finish.

Vineyard Notes

Just south of the Willamette Valley lies the warmer Umpqua Valley AVA, home to the 300 acre Cole’s Valley Vineyard. Fruit from this vineyard site produces highly perfumed wines with bright fruitiness and a pleasing softness on the palate. 100% Estate, Coles Valley Vineyard, Clones 69, 76, 95, and Wente.

Winemaker Notes

Handpicked fruit, pressed immediately. 67% Barrel Fermented in neutral oak and 33% stainless steel drum fermented. Aged sur lie seven months before being blended, filtered and bottled.

Vintage Notes

2019 began with a warm, wet spring and bud break commenced on schedule in April. A cool spell of weather in June around bloom naturally modulated fruit set, lowering yields. The late spring and summer were warmer than average but lacked notable heat spikes, allowing for steady vine growth and development during the growing season through véraison, which took place in mid-August. A cooling trend starting in early September slowed ripening at the final moments, allowing for additional hang time and flavor development while keeping the fruit in perfect balance until harvest began in mid-September. The 2019 wines are marked by vibrant fruit flavors, ageworthy structure, and food-friendly acidity.