Chardonnay, Kelly Fox Wines, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2022

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Kelly Fox Wines, Dundee Hills & McMinnville 

The beautiful and historic Durant Vineyard was planted in 1973 by the Durant family, who continue to both live there and farm there. They are wonderful people, and it’s a dream come true to make wine from their vineyard. Durant Vineyard is on the southern slopes of the classic Dundee Hills neighboring Domaine Drouhin. The Dundee Hills for a very long time has been referred to as the “heart of the wine country”. Though the soil there is  volcanic with silt, clay, and loam (“Jory”), the Lark Block, the source of my Durant Chardonnay, is from a block of vines planted on a small parcel of unusual ancient marine soil in 1991. Just across the gravel road from the Lark Block is their olive orchard, and if you haven’t tried Durant olive oil, I highly recommend it. I love that olive trees border this block within the vineyard, too. Some of you know how much I love working with flower essences and with vines bordering trees. The olive flower essence is cited to “bring peace, regeneration, and restored balance” to the weary and exhausted. The Lark Block is planted to Dijon 76, known in Burgundy for producing nervy, finely-balanced, and elegant Chardonnay.

More like the most subtle in the range of Meursault. This Chardonnay tastes and drinks as 100% Oregon- using these terms only to help metaphorically describe their characters to help you decide.

Luscious and silky white wine that exudes elegance and sophistication. This wine is made from grapes harvested in the famed Willamette Valley, known for its cool climate and high-quality wines. The nose is fragrant with aromas of lemon, lime, and white peach, that give way for a lush and creamy palate. This chardonnay has a smooth acidity and a well-structured body with flavors of ripe pear, golden apple, and a hint of vanilla. The finish is fresh and crisp, leaving a lasting impression of the delicate balance between fruit and acidity.

Grape: Chardonnay