Carabella Dijon 76 Chardonnay 2010

Member Review by Julia Crowley:

As many of my regular readers know, I am a huge fan of Oregon Chardonnay and a firm believer that it should be considered one of our signature grapes - right alongside Pinot Noir. Aromas of pears, honeysuckle, Meyer lemons and a hint of wet stone enter onto the palate with a super-pleasing citrus-zest. Green apple, clove and a tiny hint of vanilla are highlighted by refreshing minerality that is simply superb with the fruit and spice flavors. Unlike some Chardonnays that have a tendency to feel heavy on the palate, this one is more light and crisp, yet still retains excellent depth of character. Fermented in 100% percent French oak barrels, with 1/6 being new oak, the estate Chardonnay was sourced from two different blocks - one being a cooler site than the other and each contributing different characteristics. This Carabella Chardonnay could easily have a much higher price tag

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Carabella Vineyard:
All Carabella wines are sourced from our 58 acre site in Oregon's Chehalem Mountains. We produce estate pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris. The vines are planted to a southeast slope with an altitude of 500 to 600 feet. Gravelly volcanic soils--Nekia, Saum and Jory--have proven perfect for dry-farming our low-yielding vines. We aim for complexity by using blending components from the many di... Read more
All Carabella wines are sourced from our 58 acre site in Oregon's Chehalem Mountains. We produce estate pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris. The vines are planted to a southeast slope with an altitude of 500 to 600 feet. Gravelly volcanic soils--Nekia, Saum and Jory--have proven perfect for dry-farming our low-yielding vines. We aim for complexity by using blending components from the many distinctly different blocks within the site. There are seven different pinot noir clones, two blocks of Dijon 76 chardonnay and two different pinot gris clones. All wines from the Carabella label are made by winemaker Mike Hallock. Other fine wineries in the North Willamette Valley purchase Carabella fruit as well. Read less
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Snooth User: Julia Crowley
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05/19/2013

As many of my regular readers know, I am a huge fan of Oregon Chardonnay and a firm believer that it should be considered one of our signature grapes - right alongside Pinot Noir. Aromas of pears, honeysuckle, Meyer lemons and a hint of wet stone enter onto the palate with a super-pleasing citrus-zest. Green apple, clove and a tiny hint of vanilla are highlighted by refreshing minerality that is simply superb with the fruit and spice flavors. Unlike some Chardonnays that have a tendency to feel heavy on the palate, this one is more light and crisp, yet still retains excellent depth of character. Fermented in 100% percent French oak barrels, with 1/6 being new oak, the estate Chardonnay was sourced from two different blocks - one being a cooler site than the other and each contributing different characteristics. This Carabella Chardonnay could easily have a much higher price tag




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