In 2000 we made the difficult decision to rip out our Chardonnay vines. We, as well as most of the Oregon grape growers, planted the wrong clone for our climate and decided it would be best to replant with Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. When Winemaker Stephen Webber wanted to play around with the varietal, we purchased grapes from certified-Biodynamic grower Johan Vineyards to answer the sirens’ call. For this first exploration of the grape, Stephen used an oak regimen of 33% new barrels, with half of the barrels going through malolactic fermentation. This resulted in a brighter Chardonnay with aromas of peaches, small white flowers, pear and Meyer lemon peel. The palate is a complex and fresh mix of kumquat pith, green papaya and savory herbs that finishes with a bright minerality.