Chardonnay, State of Mind
When they decided to make a SOM Chardonnay, they all agreed it would be in the style of the great Burgundy houses of France. What they couldn’t agree on, however, was which great Burgundy house. There were two 'camps' within their team: one that preferred the soft, round style of Domaine des Comtes Lafon and one with a predilection for Domaine Roulot’s crisp, angular wines. To solve this split in agreement, they decided to make their Chardonnay first in two separate styles, then blend the two to create a wine with both tension and opulence at the same time.
The stunning 2021 Chardonnay from the famed LS Vineyard, named for Master Sommelier and wine producer Larry Stone, in Willamette Valley's nested AVA, Eola-Amity Hills is a bright juxtaposition of styles. On one hand, the wine is lean and has a fresh grip on the palate, on the other, it is soft and gentle with soft oak tones. The balance between these styles provides tension and textural intensity. Expect a palate that is juicy with crisp apples & citrus, while aromatically it offers a salty earth component as well.
30 cases produced