2017 Umpqua Reserve Chardonnay
Duck Pond Cellars
The color on this wine reminds us of a Golden Apple. Lemon curd and apple aromatics are immediately present with hints of almond, hay and cantaloupe slowly releasing as you swirl the wine in glass. The palate more robust and round bring about notes of Asian pear, peach and shisho leaf. Along with bright acidity this chardonnay has a pleasantly long and lingering finish begging to be paired with Fish, Pork or risotto
Aged in French oak, 35% new. This Chardonnay is both medium bodied and balanced. Enjoy now or cellar for continued development.
Our inaugural production of the Umpqua Reserve Chardonnay is a fantastic rendition of a Chardonnay from the Umpqua Valley. On the nose, aromas of crème brulee and toasted hazelnut give way to hints of ripe apple and lemon curd. The palate is rich in texture, showcasing flavors of baked apple pie with a touch of citrus on the finish.