Hyland Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
The first Chardonnay produced by Résonance. Sourced from one of the most famed and noteworthy vineyards in all of Oregon, the Hyland Vineyard Chardonnay beautifully blends classic Oregon styled Chardonnay with traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques in a seamless wine that wows upon immediate release and after aging.
Wine Enthusiast2018 vintage
Wine Spectator2018 vintage
2018 is an exceptional vintage. After a cold winter and rainy spring, bloom took place in ideal growing conditions. July and August were some of the warmest months on record, excluding the heat spikes of 2016 and 2017. The vines were stressed in the beginning of September, however at midmonth we experienced two weeks of cool nights followed with light rain. This helped the maturation and allowed the grapes to develop complex aromatic profiles with nice acidity.
The wine has a clear and brilliant light gold color. The nose is complex and expresses fruity notes such as citrus and white peach, fine fragrance of white flowers and toasty notes enhanced with vibrant minerality. The palate is fresh, mineral and reveals a nice harmony between the aromatic complexity and an invigorating acidity. The finish is energetic and delicate.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: McMinnville AVA
ACIDITY: 5.4 g/L
AGING: 16 months, in french oak barrels (25% new) and concrete egg
points of distinction
- Sourced from one of the most famous and well-known Chardonnay vineyards in Oregon
- Impresses upon immediate release and after patient cellaring
- Available in limited quantities
about the grape +
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
With 42 years of experience in making some of the greatest Pinot Noirs in the world, Jacques Lardière brings his talents to one of the world’s most up and coming Pinot Noir regions.