Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Front Label

Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

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750ML / 13.4% ABV
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750ML / 13.4% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Brilliant pale straw in color, the aromas fill the glass with a dusty mineral powder character intertwined by orange, quince and citrus notes. There is a distinctive hint of fragrant gardenia and lemon verbena as the nose opens up. The palate is a smooth, yet vibrant and bright as it broadens on the mid-palate with flavors of creamsicle and subtle oak character. The wine has great texture, with a flavors held together by the beautiful acid balance that lingers on the palate; slight tone of wet stone on the finish.

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
While there are only 346 cases of it, Evening Land’s 2011 Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard represents what will henceforth count as their intro-level white bottling, one whose volume will increase as young, newly planted, and about-to-be-planted estate vines (including in a new section adjacent to Bethel Heights) come on-line. White peach, apricot, and quince make for a lusciously fruity impression that is in turn wreathed in honeysuckle and heliotrope; laced with brightly juicy, enlivening lime and orange; bedded on a silken, creamy pillow; and suffused with saliva-liberating salinity in a long, lip-smacking, “could we please do that again!” finish. And this is from young vines (albeit, note, of considerable clonal diversity)! Of course, Dominique Lafon knows a thing or two about Chardonnay. And I have every reason to believe in the special talents of both Isabelle Meunier and Seven Springs terroir. But this wonderful wine is still simply a poster child for something that should by now have become evident, namely that some of the world’s most deliciously distinctive and complex Chardonnays already do – and in future, increasingly will – come from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. What’s more, this represents one fine value by international standards for its cepage, or indeed any other.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Light, tangy and juicy, with pear and lemon curd flavors, coming together intensely and harmoniously on the finish.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Good, crisp flavors of melon and pineapple are the focus here. The acidity keeps the wine fresh and lively, and a light touch of caramel runs through the palate pleasing finish.
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Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman stand at the vanguard of the new world wine. Together they steward the historic Seven Springs Vineyard into its fourth decade. At Evening Land Vineyards, they strive to grow and vinify fine Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gamay from their historic Seven Springs Estate Vineyard in Oregon's Eola-Amity Hills. Totalling 85 acres under vine; their east-facing vineyard, farmed biodynamically since 2007, was first planted in 1984, and sits atop rocky, volcanic soils. 

They are, first and foremost, faithful stewards of the historic Seven Springs vineyard, planted by Oregon wine pioneer Al MacDonald in 1984. On this dramatic east-facing slope, in the iron-rich and rocky, volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills, Al MacDonald undertook what would become one of Oregon's most recognized vineyards. Nestled against a forest of Douglas fir with views eastward to Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, it is immediately evident to any visitor why Al chose this site. 

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Running north to south, adjacent to the Willamette River, the Eola-Amity Hills AVA has shallow and well-drained soils created from ancient lava flows (called Jory), marine sediments, rocks and alluvial deposits. These soils force vine roots to dig deep, producing small grapes with great concentration.

Like in the McMinnville sub-AVA, cold Pacific air streams in via the Van Duzer Corridor and assists the maintenance of higher acidity in its grapes. This great concentration, combined with marked acidity, give the Eola-Amity Hills wines—namely Pinot noir—their distinct character. While the region covers 40,000 acres, no more than 1,400 acres are covered in vine.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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