Salem Wine Company Chardonnay 2018
Evening Land Vineyards is the renowned Oregon winery led by our good friends Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman. Raj doesn’t need much of an introduction at the Boulder Wine Merchant as a good friend of the store and one of our favorite new world wine producers. He has also been a special guest at the Boulder Burgundy Festival on a number of occasions – a true expert in the world of wine. As many of you know, Raj focuses on cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, harvesting earlier for lower alcohol levels and with the goal of producing wines with elevated acidity profiles and pure expression of site. The Salem Wine Company Chardonnay comes from the younger vines in Seven Springs Vineyard. The wine is aged in neutral barrels for 12 months before returning to stainless steel tanks for an additional rest. As you would expect from these guys, the flavors are more Burgundian than other Chardonnays, displaying crisp apples, brûléed citrus, almonds, and lemongrass.