Crowley

Four Winds Chardonnay

9.341 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Pale straw. Yellow delicious apple, apricot, damp stone, yeast, brioche, saline, acacia, white flowers, and honey. Medium plus body, medium acid, smooth and long finish. Wente clone on soft rocky soil. Large barrel. Burgundian.

Pale straw. Yellow delicious apple, apricot, damp stone, yeast, brioche, saline, acacia, white flowers, and honey. Medium plus body, medium acid, smooth and long finish. Wente clone on soft rocky soil. Large barrel. Burgundian.

May 1st, 2019
Evan Roberts

Damn down to 2 bottles after this one. Stunning and only getting better. The first bottling of Four Winds Chardonnay. So bright and full of that lemon lime zip but nose and palate so full of deep flavors from extended time on the lees and full oxydative style Chardonnay produces wine that at its base ages better and holds real terroir. This bottling shows why you make this style of wine.

Damn down to 2 bottles after this one. Stunning and only getting better. The first bottling of Four Winds Chardonnay. So bright and full of that lemon lime zip but nose and palate so full of deep flavors from extended time on the lees and full oxydative style Chardonnay produces wine that at its base ages better and holds real terroir. This bottling shows why you make this style of wine.

Nov 25th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.1

Lovely, wide open and bright, great texture and presence on the palate.

Lovely, wide open and bright, great texture and presence on the palate.

Oct 14th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Good complexity and long finish...lots of notes of exotic citrus fruits, minerals and some butterscotch

Good complexity and long finish...lots of notes of exotic citrus fruits, minerals and some butterscotch

Sep 22nd, 2017
Kaitlin Ohlinger

Tried both the 12 and the 13 during Oregon Chard weekend. Both blew me away with their tingly salinity/brine/freshness. Top 5 OR Chards fo sho.

Tried both the 12 and the 13 during Oregon Chard weekend. Both blew me away with their tingly salinity/brine/freshness. Top 5 OR Chards fo sho.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2016
Lance E. Farman

Apricot and melon with a hint of wood and butter on the nose. Palate is glorious with acid and fruit sizzling before softening to a funky buttery finish that actually lengthens and balances the finish. It lasts and lasts but not forever and that's what I want cus Tyson made this one into a superhero that could rescue my tastebuds from boredom every day!!

Apricot and melon with a hint of wood and butter on the nose. Palate is glorious with acid and fruit sizzling before softening to a funky buttery finish that actually lengthens and balances the finish. It lasts and lasts but not forever and that's what I want cus Tyson made this one into a superhero that could rescue my tastebuds from boredom every day!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2015
Destiny Dudley

Always love Tyson's wines!

Always love Tyson's wines!

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2014
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.4

Fine intensity and complexity with an interesting citrus and tropical fruit profile. Balanced with bright acidity on palate. Missing tension and depth though. Med finish. #crowley #chardonnay #willamette #oregon #usa #ctbucklinwine

Fine intensity and complexity with an interesting citrus and tropical fruit profile. Balanced with bright acidity on palate. Missing tension and depth though. Med finish. #crowley #chardonnay #willamette #oregon #usa #ctbucklinwine

Apr 22nd, 2017
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.1

Malo is slightly more aggressive than I was ready for, but otherwise a linear, savory, bright and well-made bottle of vino.

Malo is slightly more aggressive than I was ready for, but otherwise a linear, savory, bright and well-made bottle of vino.

Jan 1st, 2017
Chris MacLean

Too much oak on day one; saved by the acidity and pretty impressive by day three.

Too much oak on day one; saved by the acidity and pretty impressive by day three.

Oct 24th, 2016