VINEYARDS | GOODRICH (YAMHILL-CARLTON , WILLAKENZIE SOIL), AURORA (CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS, LAURELWOOD SOIL), THISTLE (DUNDEE HILLS, JORY SOIL)
clones | 124, 95 (ELK COVE), 76, 96 (PONZI), OWN-ROOTED 76,95,96 (SOKOL BLOSSER)
APPELLATION | WILLAMETTE VALLEY
WINEMAKERS | ADAM CAMPBELL, ALEX SOKOL BLOSSER, LUISA PONZI
HARVEST DATEs | SEPTEMBER 14–OCTOBER 2, 2017
BOTTLING | JANUARY 15, 2019
ALCOHOL | 12.5%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
In honor of the collaborative spirit of their neighborly parents, wineries Elk Cove, Ponzi and Sokol Blosser have teamed up to create a rare three-family Chardonnay cuvée. Three sets of siblings (Adam and Anna, Alex and Alison, and Luisa and Maria) stepped outside their own cellars to select the three best lots of each of their vineyards. Each Chardonnay was fermented in Burgundian cooperage 500L puncheons with a judicious amount of new oak. After hours of blending, these trusted friends toasted the creation of a Chardonnay that even landlord Mr. Roper would enjoy.
This collaboration represents three pioneering families in the Willamette Valley: Elk Cove, founded in 1974 as the first vineyard and winery in what would become the esteemed Yamhill-Carlton AVA; Ponzi, founded in 1970 and instrumental in putting Willamette Valley on the map as a world-class wine region; and Sokol Blosser, which began nearly 50 years ago when the Sokol Blosser family began growing grapes and creating exemplary wines in the Dundee Hills.