(From 2013 Vintage) Our Chardonnay Arthur is produced from 100% Dijon clones, grown on the Drouhin Family Estate in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. First planted in 1990, the low yields of these vines and their early ripening ability have been a perfect match for our climate and soils. Arthur, named for Véronique's son, is a wine that captures the bright, crisp acidity and mineral character of the vineyard, balanced with richness and lovely length.
(From 2013 Vintage) Each vintage of Arthur shares certain characteristics, on the nose, palate and finish, and 2013 is no different. I am intrigued by the pronounced stony quality and very interesting mineral nuances this year. Aromatically, there are discreet pear flavors combined with a touch of fresh almonds and mint. The palate is finely balanced with a wonderful round texture and excellent length. Overall I find this Arthur harmonious and very well integrated already, and I wouldn't hesitate to enjoy the wine now.