When we first started making white wines eleven or more years ago, we truly believed that the world didn’t need another Chardonnay. That all changed when we got a call in 2016 from Dick Boushey, saying he had some available. Our respect for the Boushey vineyard and the wonderful red wines we’ve produced from it, made us jump at the chance to make this classic white.
In our first year of Chardonnay production, Morgan really wanted to let the vineyard shine though. This meant a grentle pressing, native yeast fermentation, and using minimal new oak. Only 4 barrels were made, and they were made carefully.
This second vintage of Chardonnay follows that same thought process, bringing the vineyard to the glass. This vintage went partially through malolactic fermentation and was aged in a mixture of new and neutral French oak resulting in a classic example of Washington Chardonnay.