2014 Evening Land Vineyards Chardonnay Seven Springs Summum
2014 Evening Land Vineyards Chardonnay Seven Springs Summum, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Winemaker Notes; Summum continues to offer itself as the finest wine from Seven Springs. Sourced from 14 rows of vines that thread the spine of the Seven Springs, this bottling routinely deepens the wineries belief in the special terroir of their vineyard. Latin for ‘the utmost’, the 2014 Summum Chardonnay is just that. The juxtaposition of sumptuousness and vivacity is purely the product of the special volcanic soils underlying these vines. That Summum is vinified in an almost identical manner to the La Source Chardonnay further cements the Summum vine rows as a peerless parcel. The fruit from the Summum parcel was gently pressed into 100% new Stockinger puncheons, undergoing spontaneous and indigenous fermentation, The wine was raised in the same puncheons for 10 months before being racked to tank. After 6 months in tank, Summum underwent a light fining before bottling.
WSWine Spectator; Taut, minerally and deftly balanced, this poised style delivers beautifully defined pear, river stone, floral and lime flavors, showing distinction and presence. Drink now through 2024.
Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.
Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman stand at the vanguard of the new world wine. Together they steward the historic Seven Springs Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon into its fourth decade. At Evening Land Vineyards, they strive to grow and vinify fine Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gamay from their historic Seven Springs Estate Vineyard in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills. Totalling 85 acres under vine; their east-facing vineyard, farmed biodynamically since 2007, was first planted in 1984, and sits atop rocky, volcanic soils.