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Hamacher Chardonnay 2010


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Hamacher


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Eric Hamacher's Chardonnay is the result of a long-term plan to re-invent Oregon Chardonnay, a wine that lacked character and richness in the 80's and 90's. Eric identified new clones of Chardonnay, and starting in 1995, developed a program of winemaking that continues today. He adds texture and weight to Oregon Chardonnay, approaching the characteristics of very good white Burgundy.

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

Wine Advocate 92

The 2008 Chardonnay Cuvee Forets Diverses which was fermented with native yeasts, aged sur lie with batonnage, and spent 18 months in 20% new barrels. Light gold in color with a green tint, it gives up an inviting nose of brioche, popcorn, mineral, apple, and lemon notes. On the palate it displays vibrant acidity, excellent volume and grip, a creamy texture, and a lengthy finish. It seems likely to evolve for several years and should drink well for a decade or more.

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