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2017 Legacy Elsie's Chardonnay

2017 Legacy Elsie's Chardonnay

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$65.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: SL17LGEL75

PERSONALITY
Complex and Vibrant

WINE OVERVIEW
Named after Bill Stoller’s aunt, Elsie’s is considered the pinnacle of Chardonnay from our site. Delicate aromatics of wet stone, Daphne flowers, and lemon curd fill the glass. The palate is vibrant, showing notes of citrus and honeycomb, with a creamy minerality on the finish.
Carefully blended from barrels of our oldest planted Chardonnay on the estate, our goal for this wine is to craft a synergistic blend designed for longevity. A defining factor of Elsie’s Chardonnay is that it spends an additional six months in neutral puncheons with extended lees contact to facilitate a rich mouthfeel to complement the bright acidity.

HARVEST OVERVIEW
The 2017 vintage is classically Oregon. Despite a cold winter and cooler than normal spring, ideal weather after flowering created a healthy fruit set, with as much as 20% more berries per cluster than average. Summer was dry and hot, but vines saw little drought stress. By September, everything was on track for a traditional, “normal” harvest in the Willamette Valley, with outstanding quality. Harvest produced a bumper crop with intense flavor with perfect sugar and acid levels.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Dundee Hills
Alcohol %
13.5

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