Irvine Family Vineyards Chardonnay Oregon 2014
Chardonnay drinkers! HEY! If you like ‘em cranked up to 11 or 12, today is your day! From Oregon no less! Almost 60% OFF!
We wax poetic about “crisp and minerally” pretty regularly, and there are many a fine wine in that style from Oregon….but there are times in a person’s life when they want to GO BIG. Big, opulent, mouthfilling, rich and oaky. HEDONISTIC! That’s the ticket --- and here’s your bottle. CRAZY price, too!
Based in Ashland, OR, the Irvine family makes this barrel-fermented, plump and buttery wine along with a little bit of pinot noir. And, being Oregon, there is good acidic lift here -- it’s really just SHOWY for what we’re generally used to --- and at this price?? Rich, ripe stone fruits, lychee, peaches...all spiced up with a decidedly pie-crusty, toasty vanilla bean oak character, even a little clove sneaking in there. NOT for the Chablis drinker in your life, no, this is more for the crank-it-up crowd for sure. Go ahead-- enjoy it! You deserve it, you sexy beast. While it lasts…!
Technical DetailsCountry: US
Region: Rogue Valley, Oregon
Varietal: 100% CHARDONNAY
Winemaker: VINCE VIDRINE
Farming: HAND HARVESTED AND HAND SORTED. WHOLE CLUSTER PRESS AND FERMENTED IN 100% FRENCH OAK (70% ONCE-FILLED AND 30% NEW LATOUR BARRELS)
About The Producer
Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards is an alluring family winery in Ashland, Oregon, where we practice sustainable farming and produce ultra-premium Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Our high altitude vineyard is adorned with distinctive soils, climate, and east facing slopes that produce wines with extraordinary balance, flavor and intensity. We believe great wines come from great soil, so we strive to be conscientious stewards of the land, protecting our vineyard soils through practices that are certified sustainable by LIVE and Salmon Safe. We admit to being obsessive with our grape growing practices to ensure quality in the vineyard, keeping grape yields low and production limited to ensure the optimal health of the vine; allowing us to produce exceptional Pinot noir and Chardonnay with elegance and balance. In 1997, Doug & Dionne Irvine returned to their roots in Oregon with the desire to raise their daughters in the same place that they had such fond childhood memories. Choosing Ashland, they soon discovered that the 80 acre ranch they would call home turned out to be an incredibly unique vineyard site. The first vines were planted in 2007, and the journey continued from there when Doug’s sister and brother in law, Kelly and Duane Roberts, joined Doug and Dionne and created Irvine and Roberts Vineyards.
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