Arlyn "All The Darlings" Chardonnay, 2019, 750ml
This 20 acre biodynamically farmed vineyard is in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. The fruit was handpicked on September 9th and gently whole cluster pressed to barrel. Fermented in 3 neutral French oak barrels and one once filled, it spent 14 months on lees with occasional battonage. It was then racked to stainless steel and spent a further 2 months in steel before being bottled.
Pale straw in color with aromas of lemon grass, sweet basil and honeysuckle flowers. A clean crisp palate with mineral notes and lemon flavors aided by bright acidity and barrel fermentation that offer breadth and length on the finish.