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2009 Seven of Hearts Chardonnay – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.sevenofheartswine.com/

Based in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Seven Hearts winery produces small, hand-crafted wines that have been garnering a loyal following from both wine lovers and critics. Its wines do a good job of expressing the terroir of the region there while remaining food-friendly.

Technical Data:

  • Cases Produced: 224
  • Clone Selections: 76
  • Vineyard: Crawford Beck
  • Vine Age: Planted 1996
  • Soils: Volcanic
  • Harvest Dates: October 12, 2009
  • Bottling Date: December 21, 2010
  • Cooperage: 100% Neutral French Oak
  • Alcohol: 15.7%
  • Price: $24

Nose: Nice hints of kiwi, lime, cantelope and a hint of grapefruit along with a very slight amount of chalk dust.

Taste: A super-clean-tasting Chardonnay that delivers on that classic Oregon approach to making chardonnay that’s not overkill. Good acids, very good fruit and a finish that’s both bright and long. A very food-friendly chardonnay that is a breath of fresh air.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%