J.C. Somers “Corrine Vineyard” Chardonnay, 2019
This Washington blend of Grenache Blanc and Viognier is fresh and juicy with notes of citrus, honeysuckle, and dried grass.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Chehalem Mountains
SUB-REGION: Willamette Valley
VINEYARD: Corrine Vineyard
GRAPES: Chardonnay (Dijon Clone)
PRACTICE: Practicing biodynamic, organic
VINIFICATION: French oak barrel-aging, non-malolactic fermentation
COLOR: Straw yellow
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
TASTE: Dry, crisp
PRIMARY AROMAS: Tart lemon, pear, orange blossom, mineral
FLAVOR: Meyer lemon, quince, lemon zest, celery, pine needle, flint; long, acidic & refreshing finish.
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
This Chardonnay’s old world-style acidity demands a pairing with rich and creamy dishes like Lobster Newburg, creamy potatoes, or roasted chicken pot pie.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
“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 VINEYARD:
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.
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.”*