The DDO Chardonnay Arthur is produced from 100% Dijon clone vines grown on the Drouhin Family Estate in Oregon’s Dundee Hills. These are among the oldest Dijon clone Chardonnay vines in the New World, planted in 1990. These low-yielding, early-ripening clones have proved a perfect match for the climate and soils of the Willamette Valley. First produced in the 1996 vintage, the DDO Chardonnay is a wine that captures the bright, crisp acidity and liquid mineral flavors from the vineyard, balanced with richness and lovely length on the palate. Arthur is produced in limited quantities, never more than 2,000 cases. A beautiful expression of the noble Chardonnay grape, we recommend it with shellfish, seafood of all types, and a wide array of cheeses.
2003 is a vintage that every winemaker welcomes: wonderful growing conditions, lots of sunshine, and in the end, sweet, perfectly ripe fruit. Our 2003 Chardonnay Arthur has the beautiful, brilliant color of golden hay, with compelling freshness and minerality, and a long finish. As the wine unfolds in your glass, enjoy the aromas of magnolia, coriander, hazelnut, and acacia tree honey. Drink now and anytime over the next few years.