2018 Domaine Serene, Etoile Vineyard Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, Oregon
Etoile, the “sunset vineyard,” is located high atop the renowned Dundee Hills of Oregon on the west-facing slope of the Evenstad Estate. This dry-farmed, three-acre vineyard ranges from 800 to 825 feet in elevation and is planted to Dijon clones in Jory soil.
The 2018 Etoile Vineyard Chardonnay has a beautiful tension and laser-like focus that never ceases to shine. To begin, a delicate yet enticing nose of Meyer lemons marries hints of Granny Smith apple and key lime pie offering a fragrant allure. On the palate, creamy characteristics are balanced perfectly with sweet chamomile and a bright lingering acidity. Supple and generous, the wine carries through with extended texture on the palate and extraordinary length.
94 points James Suckling
93 points International Wine Report
94 points Wine Enthusiast
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