“I want to believe that he envisioned that a wine like this "could" be made from these three humble vine rows, although, he probably wouldn’t have liked my use of oak.”
The “he” in the above quote refers to Charles Coury, the man who planted these vines back in 1966 and is effectively the father of wine country in the Willamette Valley. This might just be the “most special” wine I’ve had to honor to sell to date. As the name of the wine suggests, Chuck is a nod to Charles Coury. Only 45 cases were produced, and each were hand-bottled. Owner/winemaker Jeff Vejr has truly begun something special in Oregon with the Golden Cluster projects.
Grape: Sémillon 100%
Region: David Hill Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Farming: Single vineyard, dry farmed, own-rooted, hand harvested, sustainable, 1966 planting, Laurelwood soil, 500 ft elevationWinery: 50 hours skin contact, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast & aged in oak, unfined (vegan)/unfiltered, low SO2