2017 Winderlea Chardonnay
The 2017 Chardonnay displays all the nuance we celebrate in a cooler, more restrained vintage.
Our Chardonnay is fermented in neutral oak and goes through slow, cool malolactic with the goal of retaining the character of the fruit while creating a rich and silky texture.
The 2017 Chardonnay displays all the nuance we celebrate in a cooler, more restrained vintage. The nose is abundant and bright- pie crust and toasted almond mix with lime zest and plumeria, which both transition to the palate. Flavors of stone fruit and blood orange add breadth while marzipan and a hint of rosemary add depth to this well-structured and balanced beauty.
Price$45.00 ($45.00 / bottle)
Established in 2005 by winegrowers Bill Sweat and Donna Morris, Winderlea is located on the original Dundee Hills Vineyard, a 20 acre property they acquired that was originally planted in the 1970s. Adding to their estate vineyard on the red hills bench, Winderlea secured the Meredith Mitchell Vineyard, located in McMinnville, as an estate holding through a long-term lease.
As lovers of wines that speak to the characteristics of each vineyard site, their winemaking is focused and minimalist. Winderlea is obsessed with producing its wines and running its business as sustainably as possible. They are one of only 60 Demeter Biodynamic® Certified Vineyards in the United States and were one of the first five wineries globally to achieve B Corp Certification, demonstrating their commitment to sustainable practices in all aspects of the business.