2016

Gold – San Francisco Chronicle
Silver – Oregon Wine Awards
Silver – California Pacific Rim
 90 Points – Wine Spectator
92 Points – WineEnthusiast
96 Points – PinotFile
92 Points – Christine Havens

2015

Gold Medal – SavorNW Wine Awards
2017 Year’s Best – Wine & Spirits
2017 Oregon Chardonnay All-American – PinotFile
97 points – The Pour Fool
2017 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration

Chardonnay  Lover

Featuring a pair of award-winning Chardonnay wines from our most recent two vintages: 2015 & 2016.

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2016

The Knudsen Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay blends estate grown fruit from two blocks on the southern half of our vineyard – higher density, flavorful Block 9, planted in 1995 to the French Dijon clones 95 and 76, grown at elevations between 710-760 feet – and higher density, balanced, micro-scale Block 10, planted in 1995 to the French Dijon clone 76, grown at slightly lower elevations between 655-690 feet. The wine was aged 25% in new French oak and aged 11 months in barrel before bottling.

 

2015

The Knudsen Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay blends estate grown fruit from two blocks on the southern half of our vineyard – higher density, flavorful Block 9, planted in 1995 to the French Dijon clones 95 and 76, grown at elevations between 710-760 feet – and higher density, balanced, micro-scale Block 10, planted in 1995 to the French Dijon clone 76, grown at slightly lower elevations between 655-690 feet. The wine was aged 27% in new French oak and aged 10 months in barrel before bottling.

2016

Appellation: Dundee Hills
Soil: Jory – red volcanic: drains well during winter; holds water during summer heat.
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.30
Oak: French, 25% New; 11 months in barrel
TA: 6.8 g/L
Cases: 320

2015

Appellation: Dundee Hills
Soil: Jory – red volcanic: drains well during winter; holds water during summer heat.
Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.33
Oak: French, 27% New; 11 months in barrel
TA: 7.1 g/L
Cases: 320

2016

This delicious Chardonnay again exhibits a vibrant light straw color in the glass and presents a lovely, subtle aroma of the stone fruits of pear and peach with a hint of green apple and vanilla. This wine is supple while possessing great natural acidity, balanced and enhanced with modest French oak. The mouthfeel is crisp, yet juicy, with some minerality, and delivers a lingering and elegant finish.

 

2015

Nicely perfumed with aromas of lemon curd, cut apple, nectarine, and buttery brioche. Highly satisfying on the palate with flavors of citrus, pear, ripe apple, spice and vanilla, and a zing of lemon-lime on the juicy, prolonged finish. Slightly creamy in texture and polished, combining the most desirable traits of Chardonnay.

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