2017 Bishop Creek Chardonnay
Located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, the site features 13.5 planted acres, with 11 of those acres being four different clones of pinot noir. The majority of the pinot noir vines at Bishop Creek were planted in 1988 and 1990, and are own-rooted. Adding to the site’s diversity, the elevations range from 270 to 600 feet, with predominantly North-South plantings. Our 2017 Chardonnay hails from the top of the vineyard on 1990s planted vines. Bishop Creek has been farmed 100% organically since being acquired by Jean-Nicolas and Jay in 2014.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES
"A bright wine in the glass, pale straw with hints of gold. This wine is shy in its youth, but is marked by aromatics of white pepper, white peach, waxy golden apple and Meyer lemon. The palate shows the ageing potential of the wine: texturally rich, but with a strong backbone of acidity, and a dry finish with hints of talc."
Harvested: September 24th, 2019
Harvest Brix: 22.1
100% Neutral French Oak
Date bottled: February 1st, 2019
Cases made: 55