Bishop Creek Chardonnay

United States

Planted on the coastal region within the Willamette Valley and are organically farmed in rocky soils. Grapes picked in the middle of September, fermented and aged in 20% French Oak for twelve months.

  • 13% Alcohol
  • 120 cases produced

Aromas of citrus, stone fruits and a slight minerality on the nose. As we progress to the pallete the minerality becomes more refined with a well balanced acidity. The small oak influence creates subtle spices such as vanilla. Finally we are taken back to the initial citrus and pear flavors for a nice, long finish. 

94 points
"his racy but elegant Chardonnay from Nicolas-Jay’s Bishop Creek vineyard opens with aromas of ripe peach, tropical pineapple, sage and lightly charred oak. The front pallet hits you with a mouthwatering but rich acidity and flavors of fresh nectarine, lemon peel and roasted hazelnuts. The wine contains 20% new French oak and is reminiscent of a beautiful French Meursault, which coincides with their Burgundian style of wine making. This wine has what it takes to age beautifully for 10 years or more. Only 120 cases made"
International Wine Review
93 points
"Steely yet rich and plush, with detailed apple and lime flavors that are accented by crushed stone and linger on the crisp, vibrant finish. Drink now. 120 cases made"
Tim Fish ,
Wine Spectator
, March 2021
93 points
"An older planting of mostly pinot noir in the rain shadow of the Coast Range, Bishop Creek has 2.5 acres of chardonnay, farmed organically, on sedimentary soils. It’s a generous wine, with high-toned lemon-lime scents deepening with air to something more wheaty and substantial, like pineapple. But the flavors remain tart and lively, with a kind of bakedlime rim of flavor suggesting richness and raciness at once. Energetic and lively, this is built to age."
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