Haden Fig 2016 'Juliette' Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

Haden Fig 2016 'Juliette' Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

Item Number: 12069

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Elevation: 450 feet
Case Production: 93

Vintage Notes: 2016 was a curious vintage in terms of weather. Not only was it warmer and wetter than average through the winter and growing season, but it saw a beneficial cooling off closer to harvest. In the end the wines turned out to be rich in color and surprisingly lithe.

Winemaking Notes: Dry-farmed using carbon-neutral, sustainable practices, this 2016 Chardonnay hails from the Willamette Valley. Whole-cluster pressed and barrel-fermented in French, neutral oak. After primary and maloactic fermentation, just five barrels were selected for added age in the caves, where they sat on the lees for an additional eight months, gaining complexity and texture. The wine was not fined or filtered.

Tasting Notes: Mineral and bright with acidity, layered with flavors of lemon curd and hints of nuts.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 87 (8/31/2018)

    The 2016 Juliette Chardonnay has a restrained nose of citrus pith and wet stone with touches of acacia blossom and fresh herbs. It's medium-bodied with soft citrus character and a good line of acidity to carry the finish.