Lot 549 | 2015 Eola-Amity Hills
92 pts & Gold Medal, 2017 Sommelier Challenge; Sourced from one of the most revered and highly rated producers in the state, this is a world-class Chardonnay and an absolutely unbeatable value.
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A gorgeously aromatic wine, it features an immediate nose of ripe honeysuckle, crystalline minerality, sweet cream and grilled pineapple that gains complexity, adding Meyer lemon and papaya notes with a little air. Lush pineapple and sweet cream greet the palate, but are quickly upstaged by a lip-smacking mélange of citrus, tropical fruit-slathered rock, and a long, pure finish. With a vinous, electric quality and complexity comparable to Premier Cru Burgundy, Lot 549 is an incredible value. Like its Burgundian counterparts, you’ll want to make sure not to serve this wine too cold.
- Eola-Amity Hills
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- Now through 2024
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The Eola-Amity Hills AVA is home to some of the highest-scoring, critically acclaimed Chardonnays produced in America. Our first ever Eola-Amity Hills release is a special one – world class Chardonnay sourced from one of the most revered and highly rated producers in the state (retail $40 and up).
Oregon Chardonnays tend to fall a little closer to Burgundy than the ripe opulence of California, but both exist here. Similar to Burgundy, the Willamette lies in the middle of an ancient seabed uplifted by colliding continental plates. In the heart of the Willamette Valley, tectonic collisions caused the Eola-Amity Hills to rise up from the lowland valley, composed of various soil structures of marine sediment, volcanic basalt, and windblown Loess. These soil structures, combined with exposure to the Pacific through the Van Duzer Gap, are what allow today’s producers to craft some of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the world.
Sourced from the heart of the appellation from what has been hailed by critics as one of the greatest vineyards in the state for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Lot 549 spent a year in barrel (about a quarter new French oak), another six months élevage in tank, and was made with incredible attention to detail and no expense spared.
One of the best!
Crisp, does not overpower, nice and smooth.
Fruity, very crisp
A very fresh and crisp Chard, hint of oak, Old World profile, backbone of slate/ chalk. Very refreshing.
great wine for price
fruity , nice chardonnay , price value is great
Creamy & delicious
Not my favorite chard from CH but near the top of the pack - creamy and buttery, not particularly fruity.
lovely mix and great value
A nice mix of creamy (without being too buttery), minerality and tropical fruit getting more citrus toward finish. Just lovely.
enjoyable; in the middle of the range for CHW chards
This is a delicious Chard - crisp, notes of apple and lemon, well-balanced, and not overwhelmingly oaky. I'm sorry to see its out of stock
We have purchased several chardonnays from Cameron Hughes and loved them. This one was recommended by a relative and it doesn't fail. It is truly enjoyable
Similar to Chardonnay we tasted on our trip to the Willamet Valley at about 1/3 the prive
We found this a delicious, richly flavored Chard. It is an outstanding value.