Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Chardonnay Reserve, 2011

Oregon, U.S.A.

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Chardonnay Reserve, 2011

Oregon, U.S.A.

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Grape Varietes: Chardonnay 100% Wine Style: Full Bodied White Winemaker: Gilles de Domingo Optimum Drinking: 2016-2019 Reviewer Rating: 89 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102700 Alcohol: 13%
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Cooper Mountain’s volcanic soils and great microclimate, influenced by its proximity to the Columbia Gorge and Chehalem Mountains, attracted the French couple of Dr Robert and Corine Gross in 1978 to produce authentic Oregon Pinots, while adhering to organic and biodynamic practices; they even make their own compost.

Copper Mountain's winery is located in a former horse barn where the couple planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. In 1985, they started their own label in the garage and now farm 120 acres. Their wines have wonderful natural balance with great poise and precision over power.

Reviews

"Fermented in stainless steel and French oak (10% new), fermented naturally with 10% malolactic and aged on the lees without stirring for 60 days. It has another a very attractive, naturally refined bouquet with citrus fruit, yellow flowers, white peach and a touch of hazelnut in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth and rounded texture, lightly honeyed with hints of toffee and almond coming through on the finish. Enjoy this well crafted Chardonnay over the next 4 years. Plus ­great price!

"First and foremost, let me state that my visit to Cooper Mountain Vineyards was one of the most memorable during my trip to Oregon. In a good way, not bad. Since I started my career in wine I've met a lot of French gentlemen. But I can honestly say that I have never met one quite like winemaker Gilles de Domingo. I hope he won't mind me saying this but he was brash, intermittently arrogant, argumentative and hilarious, all with a twinkle in his eye. I liked Gilles because he spoke from the heart and sported a Gallic sense of humor." Neil Martin, eRobertParker.com