Wine Spectator Brick House Vineyards, 2012 Brick House Chardonnay Cascadia
"This sleek, open-textured and inviting white is light on its feet, showing apricot-tinged pear and spice flavors and finishing with finesse. Appealing now, but should develop depth with cellaring." –Jan 2015
Brick House Vineyards, 2012 Brick House Chardonnay Cascadia
Wine Enthusiast Brick House Vineyards, 2012 Brick House Chardonnay Cascadia
"Certified Biodynamic and all estate grown, this five-clone blend is barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts, and bottled unfiltered and unfined. It offers a mouthwatering mix of apple butter, caramel and toast. The length and subtle details argue for further aging, but go ahead and drink it now." –Dec 2015
Brick House has adapted the traditional practices of winegrowers in Burgundy to produce Chardonnay expressive of their own distinctly Oregon “terroir.”
Grapes are whole cluster pressed and the juice is moved directly into seasoned French oak cooperage where a gentle, native yeast fermentation is encouraged. The resulting wine rests for 18 months on its gross lees before being moved into a settling tank prior to bottling. The wine is bottled without filtration.