Puffin Chardonnay label

Puffin Chardonnay 2017

Tasting Notes

We call this our “Chardonnay for people who don’t like Chardonnay!”   This delightful straw-colored Chardonnay offers aromas of butterscotch, apple and honey which make this a wine to savor!

In the mouth, this cool climate Chardonnay is soft from start to finish. Tropical fruit flavors make their presence known and a slight nuttiness lingers well into the finish.

Food Pairing

Serve slightly chilled (55F).  This food friendly Chardonnay pairs nicely with a wide variety of foods, including cheese plates, salads, and crab cakes.   It also is a nice companion for a summer day at the beach or on the patio.

Product Notes

The fruit for this delicious Chardonnay is sourced from one of the northernmost vineyards in the Willamette Valley, “Aggravation Hill”, located outside of Banks, OR.  The vineyard has a slightly southwest aspect, which helps the fruit to ripen in early fall.   The vineyard uses VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellising.  The wine goes through full malolactic fermentation and is aged in neutral French oak for nine months.

Winemaker

This Chardonnay is a collaboration with John Derthick, the Winemaker for Lujon Wines.

Awards

Silver Medal, Savor NW Wine Awards

Technical Notes

Vineyard/AVA: Aggravation Hill, Willamette Valley, OR

Alcohol: 13.3%

Cases Produced: 70 cases

Winemaker: John D