Haden Fig 2016 'Juliette' Chardonnay, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 12069
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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.
91 Points (2017 Vintage) James Suckling 1/21/20
"Some creamy, poached-peach aromas here with grilled and fresh-peach notes, as well as spicy oak influence. This leads to a palate that has fresh-bread, lemon and white- peach flavors that hold fresh and lively. Drink now."