Every vintage has a distinct personality arising from the site, the clones, the weather, the balance between acids and sugars at harvest, and of course, the touch of the winemaker! At Crumbled Rock we strive to bring out what we believe are the best characteristics of each vintage.
The 2010 Kayam Chardonnay was produced at Crumbled Rock Winery in Dundee Oregon, made from grapes grown at the Marsh Estate Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlaton AVA. It was barrel fermented and aged in a mix of one-fill and neutral, French oak barrels. One hundred eighty cases were produced.
The Marsh Estate Vineyard is nestled on a lower slope just west of the Dundee Hills. The vineyard, on a 52 acre parcel at an elevation of 255 to 320 feet, has 21 acres planted to Pinot noir and 2 acres to Chardonnay.
The grapes for Kayam Chardonnay come from the lower areas of the vineyard on Hazelair soils that are irrigated. The Chardonnay, Dijon Clone 95 on Raparia Gloria root stock was planted as new vines in 2007. Spacing of the vineyard is 2 meters between rows and 1 meter between plants (i.e.) 1820 plants per acre. The vineyard is LIVE Certified and Salmon Safe..
The Dundee Hills are world renown for distinct berry flavors and our wines are no exception! Berry, warm cherry, slight vanilla and underlying spices typically define Crumbled Rock’s Pinot Noir. The color of the wine varies from a garnet to a deep ruby, depending on the vintage. A rich and creamy mouth feel is present in all vintages. For details on clones and barrels, contact our winemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinot Noir pairs well with salty and earthy foods. We recommend feta, manchego, and charcuterie for appetizers; mushroom, salmon and lamb dishes for entrees.
The Riesling vines at Juliard Vineyard are the last remaining vines from the original vineyard planted by Tom and Sharon Saucey in 1970. Over the years, these old vines have consistently produced wines that display the character of the variety whether produced as a dry wine or a late harvest wine.