2014 Evening Land Seven Spriings Vineyard – La Source Chardonnay

750 ml

$61.99

6 in stock

Appellation: Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley

Ratings: W&S-94  WS-92  RP-91  JG-90+

 

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“Lean and taut when first poured, this chardonnay seems held in suspension by a gunflint, sulfite character. With air, the reduction recedes, revealing a tart, lemony white with savory flavors that are assertive but not weighty, mouthfilling but not heavy. Instead, the wine feels focused and kinetic, more about energy and movement than any particular flavor.” (4/2017) 94 points, Wine & Spirits

“Bright, focused and laser-sharp, articulating the mineral-accented pear and citrus flavors. Lingers with presence. Drink now through 2024.” (11/2016) 92 points, Wine Spectator

“The 2014 Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard la Source opens with gunflint on the nose, giving way with aeration to crushed rock, lemon juice, yellow apples and acacia flowers—this really benefits from some air. Light to medium-bodied with a good creamy texture in the mouth, it offers honey and toast notions with a wicked line of acidity and lots of crushed rock character, finishing long and very minerally.” (5/2018) 91 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2014 la Source bottling of chardonnay from Evening Land hails from the lower section of the Seven Springs Vineyard and its volcanic soils. The wine is barrel-fermented and raised in twenty percent new oak for ten months prior to assemblage and further aging for six months in tank, with the wine fined, but not filtered at bottling. The bouquet on the 2014 offers up a fine, gently reductive bouquet of pear, apple, a touch of iodine, almonds, soil and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with good, ripe fruit, fine soil signature, bright acids and a long, fairly oaky finish. This wine still needs some time to absorb its new oak, but has plenty of stuffing to do so and once the oak descends a bit, it will be a tasty bottle. Still, I would love to see this wine raised entirely in one and two wine barrels, just to let the soil signature take center stage. (Drink between 2019-2030) 90+  (7/2017) 90+ points, John Gilman

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in

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