Cória Estates Chardonnay
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This Chardonnay walks away from the typical burgundian style! Take a journey with this intensely crisp wine showing notes of lime and grass up front. It modestly shares the stage with almond and vanilla and lingers on your palate with a hint of oak.
- The grapes come from vines on Coria Estates, Salem and the Grace Hill Vineyard in Junction City where the soil is clay.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: The harvest is hand picked. Yeast fermented. Whole cluster press to tank. Inoc in tank, completed primary there, then transferred to barrel. Finished full MLF in barrel. Barrel aged 20 months. Filtration is Pad/Sterile.
Tasting Notes: Intense crisp notes of lime and grass, finishing with almond and vanilla.
2019 – 90 Wine Enthusiasts
Cória Estates is a Mexican-American family-owned vineyard, winery, and tasting room in South Salem, Oregon. They have been growing grapes for more than 20 years in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
The story of Luis & Janice begins with separate family heritages and cultural backgrounds. Luis Coria was born and raised in Mexico spending his early years helping his father on the family farm. At age 14 he ventured further seeking opportunities and eventually found himself in Oregon. Janice grew up in a small town in northern Idaho. In the spring of 1979, while visiting family in Oregon, Janice met Luis and married him two years later. By 1985, they had welcomed two baby girls to the family! By now, Luis felt a need to get back to his farming roots. Today, the vineyard is a mature 104 acres planted in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Riesling.