St Innocent Winery

Dijon Clone Freedom Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

9.023 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Aromatics and flavors of the color yellow. Ripe, juicy and exotic pineapple and peaches. Diacetyl is a bit strong but it fits the style and is balanced by very natural acidity. The potential is there for Chardonnay in Oregon.

Aromatics and flavors of the color yellow. Ripe, juicy and exotic pineapple and peaches. Diacetyl is a bit strong but it fits the style and is balanced by very natural acidity. The potential is there for Chardonnay in Oregon.

Apr 21st, 2018
Anthony Lombardi

I know this site more for Pinot, but this Chardonnay delivers the goods. Oregon Chard hits that balance of richness and minerality throughout nose, palate and texture.

I know this site more for Pinot, but this Chardonnay delivers the goods. Oregon Chard hits that balance of richness and minerality throughout nose, palate and texture.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2017
Ryan Wofford

#moarpleez

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2017
Ryan Mullins

So,so good. Oregon chard continues to delight and excite

So,so good. Oregon chard continues to delight and excite

Jan 12th, 2017
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Slightly golden hue full of fresh crispness to the nose. Very smooth on the introduction of the palate followed by some tart, zing and zest then finishes off smooth again with some like hazelnut on the exhale.

Slightly golden hue full of fresh crispness to the nose. Very smooth on the introduction of the palate followed by some tart, zing and zest then finishes off smooth again with some like hazelnut on the exhale.

Oct 19th, 2016
Tom Williams

Had some extra light filled character even beyond a Calif chardy.

Had some extra light filled character even beyond a Calif chardy.

Feb 20th, 2017
Scott Vignos

Hot vintage aged on lees in neutral oak provides rounder flavors of pineapple and honeycomb without the butter. Chablis was apparently an inspiration. That's a reach but this is enjoyable WV Chardonnay in a different style.

Hot vintage aged on lees in neutral oak provides rounder flavors of pineapple and honeycomb without the butter. Chablis was apparently an inspiration. That's a reach but this is enjoyable WV Chardonnay in a different style.

Dec 25th, 2016
Pinotman /// Andreas

Apply nose. Very impressive hint of hazelnuts already. Very Burgundian in style great stuff and a very good value. Quite amazing✨. The winemaker is fun too.

Apply nose. Very impressive hint of hazelnuts already. Very Burgundian in style great stuff and a very good value. Quite amazing✨. The winemaker is fun too.

Oct 28th, 2016
Michael Leeper

It's a solid wine for the $.

It's a solid wine for the $.

Aug 8th, 2016
Diane Withrow

Juicy, crisp apples, ripe plums, rich, but with a bite, like a spritz of icy snow stinging your cheeks when a corner is rounded. But this tastes like autumn- not winter. It evokes the rich orange of an oak leaf- not a bare twig.

Juicy, crisp apples, ripe plums, rich, but with a bite, like a spritz of icy snow stinging your cheeks when a corner is rounded. But this tastes like autumn- not winter. It evokes the rich orange of an oak leaf- not a bare twig.

Jul 17th, 2016