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94 points – PinotFile
90 points – Wine Enthusiast


Knudsen Vineyards   Chardonnay

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The Knudsen Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay is characterized by energetic freshness, a light citrus aroma and crisp taste and also a hint of stone fruit. It has continued to improve in the bottle and exhibits a beautiful light straw color in the glass, is relatively dry and flavorful with balanced acidity and presents a lingering and elegant finish.
90 points – Wine Enthusiast (August 2015)
“Young and tight, this new release from a founding Oregon viticulture family already shows good balance in a smooth, buttery, somewhat oaky style. The fruit flavors coat the tongue and roll into the seductive barrel notes.”
94 points – PinotFile (April 2015)
“Delicious array of layered flavors, including lemon, pear, apple, baking spice, honey and caramel. Impressive depth of flavor in a clean and invigorating style, offering a lemon-drop-fueled finish alive with flinty acidity. An exceptional wine that will impress even die-hard white Burgundy devotees”
Vintage: 2013
Varietal: Chardonnay
Appellation: Dundee Hills Willamette Valley
Harvest Date: September, 2013
Sugar: 22.5
Acid: 6.0 g/l
pH: 3.39
Aging: 6 months in barrel, 6 months in bottle
Fermentation: Malolactic Fermentation
Bottling Date: October, 2014
Tannin: 35% new French oak
Alcohol %: 13.5
Produced from vines planted in 1993 to French Dijon clone 76 in Block 9, located at the lower end of our southern most vineyard slope at 650-700 feet elevation.