J.C. Somers, "La Revanche" Chardonnay 2020, Willamette Valley, OR
This Chablis-style Chardonnay is pure, bright, and mineral-driven sourced from the best sites in the Willamette Valley.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Willamette Valley
SUBREGIONS: Eola-Amity Hills and Chehalem Mountains
VINEYARDS: Anahata & Corrine
SOIL: Basalt / volcanic
PRACTICE: Certified organic
VINIFICATION: Fermented and aged in 600-liter barrels
COLOR: Pale straw
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Pear, lemon, brioche toast
FLAVOR: Similar to aromatics, round acidity
FORMAT: 750 ml
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ABOUT THE PRODUCERS:
“J.C. Somers is the collaboration between Jay Christopher Somers and his longtime partner and wife Ronda Newell-Somers. The label displays the New Moon which signifies a new phase in their winemaking adventures. After founding and developing the J. Christopher brand in 1996 they are returning to their roots producing small quantities of focused, elegant and terroir driven wines made from the best sites in the Willamette Valley”
ABOUT THE VINEYARDS:
Corrine Vineyard (formerly known as Olenik vineyard) is adjacent to the famed Lia's Vineyard at 300-450 feet elevation. Originally planted in the late 1980s by the owners of Rex Hill, it is now owned by Cooper Mountain. The farming is being converted to organics and biodynamics. The vineyard is dry farmed. It has multiple soil personalities--volcanic clay to alluvial. Jay Somers works with 1 acre of the Dijon clones of Chardonnay.
Anahata is the Sanskrit translation for “heart chakra” The vineyard is located in the heart of Willamette Valley’s Eola Amity Hills at 500’ elevation. There are 24 acres planted on 9 blocks, 2 of which are planted to different clones of Chardonnay (76 & 95).
ABOUT THE LABEL:
“The new moon signifies a new phase in our winemaking adventures. We’re getting back to our roots producing small quantities of focused, elegant, and terroir-driven wines from the best vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley.” jcsomers.wine