Lazy River Vineyard lies on the steep south-facing slope of Mt. Richmond in the Northwest Willamette Valley, three and a half miles from Yamhill, Oregon. The Chardonnay vines are planted at 350-500 feet with southern exposure on volcanic Jory soils including basalt mother rock and iron-rich soils. After harvest, the grapes are gently pressed and settled for 12 hours before racking. Spontaneous native fermentation occurs in barrels with 20% New French Oak. The wines undergo 100% native Malolactic.
Aromatically the wine is perfumed with lemon curd, the zest of mixed citrus fruits, quince, and baked white peaches. On the palate, the wine is a nearly perfect balance of liveliness and creaminess, with notes of rich stone fruits, lemon zest, and a lingering flintiness.