2019 Archery Summit Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay
92 points, Wine Spectator
Our Chardonnay is inspired by the patience and sageness that come from 25 vintages of winemaking. The wine is a reverent nod to the potential for Willamette Valley Chardonnay, and we are elated to help take the variety to the promised land. The fruit comes from Von Oehsen Vineyard, set beside Evening Land’s historic Seven Springs Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. Here, the fruit is beautifully tempered with impressionable acidity by winds that howl through the Van Duzer Corridor.
With exuberant aromatics, the 2019 Chardonnay springs from the glass with pear, melon and yuzu notes. That energy persists on to the palate, showing flavors of lemon custard, flint, brioche and green apple skin. The pale gold hue of this wine, bookended by silver edges, is something to behold. Bright, clean, and buzzing with fruit, this wine is a big reason why we’re so infatuated with Willamette Valley Chardonnay.