The 2018 Hyland Estates Chardonnay is sourced from the estate vineyard which is located just north of the Van Duzer Corridor, inside the rain shadow of the coast range, making it an ideal vineyard for the Clone 108 Chardonnay. The wine begins with a beautiful nose of toasted wood, hazelnut, vanilla, and spices. The palate opens with citrus and white peach acidity and seamlessly blends with more butterscotch and creamy notes. This wine has great texture and should age gracefully.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: McMinnville AVA, Willamette Valley
Vineyard: Hyland Estate Vineyard
Aging: 10 months in French oak, 25% new
Winemakers: Brian Irvine, Anne Sery
Production: 260 cases
92 Points - James Suckling