2017 Elemental Cellars Chardonnay was made from grapes grown in the “Zenith Vineyard” and the “Bjornson Vineyard”, both located in the Eola-Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley. Both vineyards were harvested on October 10th. Once in the winery, the fruit was gently pressed and then transferred to French oak barrels where the fermentation with selected yeast strains took place. This wine represents an eight-barrel blend, two of which were new. It is highly aromatic offering aromas reminiscent of apples and pears, with just a hint of vanilla and spice. It offers flavors that are rich and yet clean, and are very well balanced by bright acidity. The finish lingers on and on.