2019 Le Cadeau Chardonnay
Selected as one of the "10 Best Chardonnays in Oregon" by Vinepair, March 2023. (read the full article here)
The 2019 Le Cadeau Chardonnay is crisp, mineral-driven, with just a touch of oak – all in perfect balance – produced entirely from estate fruit grown in rocky volcanic basalt. Both the aromatic profile and palate complexity are developed through the vineyard-driven attributes of clonal diversity, soil diversity, and sunlight "aspect." The 2019 Chardonnay was aged 14 months in primarily neutral French oak barrels, with 5 additional months in stainless steel on lees, offering lovely aromatics, length, and acidity.
Wine Spectator's Tim Fish describes it in his 90-point review as "Impeccably dry and steely, with elegant citrus and pear flavors laced with stony minerality."
Production: 115 cases
Winemaker: Jim Sanders