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2021 Chardonnay, Lucille

2021 Chardonnay, Lucille

Mt. Pisgah, Willamette Valley

We have been planning to bottle a wine called Lucille since the first time we heard Lucy’s heartbeat during an ultrasound. From the moment Lucy became mobile, she has walked vineyards, kicked dirt, and sampled grapes alongside us. Freedom Hill Vineyard has always been a special place for her, with tall, hanging trellis blocks of old, twisted Chardonnay vines that she would dart underneath, while chasing the dogs and tasting the fruit as she wove through the maze of vines. She would exclaim ‘Dad, I like the red grapes, but I really like the white ones!’.

Ken has had the fortune to work with Freedom Hill Vineyard since his first harvest in 1995 and we began working with the fruit as Walter Scott in 2012. Originally we were sourcing just a single acre of Chardonnay along with our Pinot noir blocks, but in 2017 we were offered an acre of old vine Chardonnay also planted in 1995. Since the beginning we knew this block was special and have worked closely with Dustin Duschee and his family to increase the intensity, concentration, and focus through limited yields and organic farming. 

Lucille is a concentrated expression of the Freedom Hill Vineyard, giving depth and layers of which only old vines can. Fragrant grilled Sicilian lemons and Mediterranean tahini drives a piercingly fresh tangerine note on the palate with a briny minerality that leaves a mouthwatering sensation. The juxtaposition of power and weightlessness follows all the way through the lusciously long finish. 

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114 cases produced
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