Evening Land “Seven Springs”, Eola-Amity Hills, Chardonnay, 2017

$34.99

Vinous 93/00: Light, glistening yellow. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits, dusty minerals and white flowers, and a hint of chamomile emerges with air. Sappy, penetrating and energetic on the palate, offering Meyer lemon, pear, candied ginger and toasted brioche flavors that slowly deepen and spread out on the back half. Powerful and concentrated yet lithe in character, finishing with strong energy and lingering floral and mineral notes. Drinking window: 2021 – 2027
Wine Advocate 92/00: The 2017 Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard has an open nose of poached pear, pie crust, baked golden apple, wet stone and crushed hazelnut with touches of Meyer lemon peel and Greek yogurt. The palate is medium-bodied and silky, fleshing out from a mineral entry into savory, honeyed layers lifted by tangy acidity and finishing long and precise.
Wine Spectator 91/00: Refined and elegantly layered, with floral apple, spiced lees and mineral notes that glide along a structured finish. Drink now through 2021.
Wine Enthusiast 90/00:
The grape were put through whole-cluster carbonic maceration in concrete, then aged in both neutral oak and stainless steel, yielding a wine with bold cranberry fruit with a vein of iron. The tannins are polished but stiffen the finish, with a thread of graphite. It’s still quite young, quite tart and bursting with flavor.

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Description

Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman stand at the vanguard of the new world wine. Together they steward the historic Seven Springs Vineyard 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.

They are, first and foremost, faithful stewards of the historic Seven Springs vineyard, planted by Oregon wine pioneer Al MacDonald in 1984. On this dramatic east-facing slope, in the iron-rich and rocky, volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills, Al MacDonald undertook what would become one of Oregon’s most recognized vineyards. Nestled against a forest of Douglas fir with views eastward to Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, it is immediately evident to any visitor why Al chose this site.

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