"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