Founder Jim Bernau traveled with the Oregon Governor's Delegation to Burgundy in the 1980s to seek out French clones to improve our state's Chardonnay quality. These vines were brought back and quarantined at Oregon State University before being propagated for use in Oregon vineyards. Naturally derived Dijon Clones from France being planted in the Willamette Valley was one of the greatest tipping points in Oregon wine quality.
On the Nose: The nose opens with aromas of lemon, pear, hazelnut and honey.
On the Palate: The bouquet moves into a creamy medium-bodied sip offering flavors of orange, sweet cream, vanilla, caramel and clove. Balancing acidity leaves the wine refreshing, with a lingering finish and ideal for food pairing.
Food Pairings: Pair with rich seafood dishes like grilled shrimp or seafood scampi, chicken pot pie or creamy soups, rice or potato dishes, fresh salads with vinaigrettes and hard cheeses like aged white cheddar.
Peak Drinkability: 2020 - 2025
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