Master of Wine, Charles Curtis, has penned a glowing article for the September issue of Decanter magazine that delves deeply into the history and bright future of Oregon Chardonnay. We are pleased to share that among only 12 Oregon Chardonnays rated, our 2017 La Source Chardonnay was rated 95 points. The article lays out, in no uncertain terms, the central role Seven Springs Vineyard has played in Oregon's great Chardonnay awakening; calling the vineyard a "touchstone for Chardonnay" in Oregon.
"The Chardonnay from their iconic Seven Springs Vineyard is a reference
throughout the state.Their two single-parcel bottlings called La Source and
Summum are as close to the concept of lieu-dit as you will get in Oregon."
Of our 2017 La Source Chardonnay in particular, Curtis opined "Density and freshness, with aromas of lemon curd and fresh flowers – a bit of spice, but the oak influence is well integrated, underpinned by a marked mineral component. The fruit comes from the base of one specific lava flow in the celebrated Seven Springs Vineyard, is vinified in 500L puncheons and sees a year in cask (10% new) and a further six months in tank. Superbly balanced and could age for a decade or more: impressive!"