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2017 00 Wines Seven Springs Chardonnay

Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

97James Suckling

A super fine nose, this is strikingly pure chardonnay with lemon cream, grapefruit, flint and wet stones on offer with a mouthwateringly intense palate... Grapefruit pervades the rich, suave and commanding finish. Exceptional length and finesse.

93The Wine Advocate

...scented of honey, toast, orange blossoms, dried hay, black tea leaves and chamomile with notions of grilled peaches, pie crust, sweet spice, lemon curd and toasted hazelnuts. It's also lush, open and inviting without losing its minerally core. It’s medium-bodied, silky, savory and intense with lightly tangy acidity and a long, toasty finish.

93Wine Enthusiast

Sharply defined with a buttery, meringue-like mouthfeel, it deftly mixes apple, pear and toasted cracker flavors in a full-bodied, yet low alcohol, wine.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.