Rated 93 points by Wine Spectator, October 2016.
"Crisp and vibrant, with minerally quince and floral flavors, finishing on a spicy note. Has presence, complexity and depth, playing mature elements against youthful structure. Drink now through 2022." -Harvey Steiman.
This is our 9th vintage of crafting the Sigrid Chardonnay, our best barrel blend of the five Estate Chardonnay Vineyards. All Estate properties are Biodynamic, Sigrid has been a leader in Oregon Chardonnay since its inception.
In the nose, there is Meyer lemon, orange blossom, the slightest hint of ginger and sugar cookie. This wine is very mineral and taught. The fruit profile is mostly citrus with the smallest touch of sweet saffron. The final flavors are brioche and candied citrus peel.
In the mouth this wine is vibrant with a rich mid palate but tight and energetic on both ends. The entry is laser beam lime acidity and citrus flavors, and the finish is bright, citrus dominated and lengthy. There is a sweet fruit frame to this wine, silky texture and great appeal for the future.
Decant in 2016, drink until 2026.