$153.00In Stock
Only 60 Cases will be Produced  Futures Purchase This vineyard designate wine will be bottled in late fall and will be released in November of 2018.  We are offering a chance to pre-purchase a six pack of this wine at 15% off of the normal price.  You can have the option of having your purchase shipped in early November or it can be picked up at the winery  Thanksgiving ...

Futures of 2017 Open Claim Vineyard Chardonnay 6-pack

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Only 60 Cases will be Produced 

Futures Purchase

This vineyard designate wine will be bottled in late fall and will be released in November of 2018.  We are offering a chance to pre-purchase a six pack of this wine at 15% off of the normal price.  You can have the option of having your purchase shipped in early November or it can be picked up at the winery  Thanksgiving events.  Only 60 cases will be produced so please reserve your six pack now.

Tasting Notes

Fresh tree fruits weaved with hints of nutmeg that drift into a creamy texture.  This wine shows an intensity and freshness of fruit that is tensioned nicely with mouth watering acidity.   Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented and aged in French Oak. 

Vineyard

Open Claim Vineyard is owned by Brett and Marnie Wall and is located in the Willamette Valley AVA near Dallas, Oregon. With an elevation of 420 to 300 feet this 20 acre organically farmed vineyard has vines spaced at 6’ X 4’ for a vine density of 1815 vines per acre. The site is a mix of marine and volcanic based soils with Bellpine and Jory being the 2 predominant ones. The vineyard sits in the eddy of the Van Duzer Corridor so it’s usually warmer than other sites near the Corridor. We sourced Dijon Clone 76 and 95 Chardonnay from Open Claim and the resulting wine has a distinct signature of apple, lemon curd, and hints of white flower that jump from the glass.

Vintage

The 2017 vintage was yet again one of the warmest growing seasons in recorded history in the Willamette Valley. Moderate temperatures all spring led to ideal growing conditions throughout the summer. The smoke from the Gorge fire did not cause any smoke taint in the finished wines.  The smoke actually helped filter the intense sunlight and protected the grapes from getting sunburn. The warm days continued into late October which allowed extended hang times with very ripe fruit. Yields were up and the fruit arrived in immaculate condition to the winery with very little need for extensive hand sorting on the crush line.

Winemaking

The grapes were picked from Open Claim Vineyard on September 26th and then gently whole cluster pressed. The juice was left to settle overnight and then was racked to french oak and was left to ferment on it's own. This wine will be released in November of 2018

 

$153.00In Stock
Only 60 Cases will be Produced  Futures Purchase This vineyard designate wine will be bottled in late fall and will be released in November of 2018.  We are offering a chance to pre-purchase a six pack of this wine at 15% off of the normal price.  You can have the option of having your purchase shipped in early November or it can be picked up at the winery  Thanksgiving ...
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