Planted in 1981 by Dan and Helen Dusschee, the ‘Freedom Hill Vineyard’ is one of the older sites for Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley. The wine was aged in 40% new French oak for twelve months before bottling. A dusting of volcanic soil greets you immediately as layers of lemon zest and bright pear all come together aromatically in the glass. The palate has great freshness and verve with a silky texture and gobs of lip-smacking acidity. Bright lemon rind and unripe melon flavors connect with wet stone and wild mushroom accents. A complete wine, the 2018 ‘Freedom Hill Vineyard’ Chardonnay will age gracefully for many years to come.