Sweet Cheeks Winery

Welcome

Please confirm that you are at least 21 years of age by clicking Enter below.

Enter

Cart 0 items: $0.00

2018 Chardonnay

2018 Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation
71 % Sweet Cheeks Vineyards/29% Chateau Bianca
Harvest Date
October 11, 2018 (Chateau Bianca), October 22, 2018 (Sweet Cheeks Winery)
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.05
Aging
The cooperage was 100% French Oak with 12% New Oak and 59% 2nd and 3rd used 29% Neutral oak. The Chardonnay aged 17 months in barrel.
Bottling Date
June 23, 2020
Residual Sugar
1.7 g/L or 0.17 %
Alcohol %
14.1
In Stock
Add To Cart
$30.00
 
Club Exclusive: Join the Barrel Select Club or Vintage Club to purchase this wine. Wine Club Member, sign-in for access.

Expressive, super fruity, and richly aromatic. Fruit forward aromas leap from glass and flow through to the palate in layers of flavors. Top layer includes melon, apple, and apricot. Bright acidity pops mid palate and meets a second layer of Meyer lemon, baking spices, and pie crust notes. Complex and great depth throughout end in a rich, full, and elegant finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation
71 % Sweet Cheeks Vineyards/29% Chateau Bianca
Harvest Date
October 11, 2018 (Chateau Bianca), October 22, 2018 (Sweet Cheeks Winery)
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.05
Aging
The cooperage was 100% French Oak with 12% New Oak and 59% 2nd and 3rd used 29% Neutral oak. The Chardonnay aged 17 months in barrel.
Bottling Date
June 23, 2020
Residual Sugar
1.7 g/L or 0.17 %
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Expressive, super fruity, and richly aromatic. Fruit forward aromas leap from glass and flow through to the palate in layers of flavors. Top layer includes melon, apple, and apricot. Bright acidity pops mid palate and meets a second layer of Meyer lemon, baking spices, and pie crust notes. Complex and great depth throughout end in a rich, full, and elegant finish.
Vineyard Notes
2018 was Oregon’s 8th warmest year on record. In spite of the warmer than average vintage, nature cooperated and our summer was sunny, dry, and hot - resulting in one of Oregon’s most bountiful harvests to date. Late bud break was due to a slightly wet and cooler April, followed by an average bloom in veraison and a slow and steady harvest season through the end of October. 2018 has proven to be an exceptional year for Pinot noir, exhibiting the typical balance, brightness, and depth of fruit that are cornerstones of Oregon wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Linguini with Clams, Crab Cakes, Baked Brie with Apricot Fruit Preserve.