Evening Land Vineyards

Summum Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay

9.2143 ratings
9.267 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, 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
Eric Grasser

Took time to open and display a distinct Burgundy persona that picks up weight after being more Chablis at the start. Still tart with apple, lemon and melon flavors driven by the sur lie aging, saline and light mineral. Displays clean, fresh oak with cashew and vanilla. Impressive. Definitely distinctly lighter weight than CA Chardonnay

Took time to open and display a distinct Burgundy persona that picks up weight after being more Chablis at the start. Still tart with apple, lemon and melon flavors driven by the sur lie aging, saline and light mineral. Displays clean, fresh oak with cashew and vanilla. Impressive. Definitely distinctly lighter weight than CA Chardonnay

May 9th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Drinks like a GC burg. Mineral laden with a mesmerizing texture and precise yellow apple. I’ll be pondering this for a while.

Drinks like a GC burg. Mineral laden with a mesmerizing texture and precise yellow apple. I’ll be pondering this for a while.

Jun 8th, 2019
Shawn R

Structure and balance is unmatched in this luxurious wine.

Structure and balance is unmatched in this luxurious wine.

Apr 12th, 2019
Cody Short

Maybe the best domestic Chard I’ve had this year

Maybe the best domestic Chard I’ve had this year

Nov 30th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Fresh oak- Meursault-like

Fresh oak- Meursault-like

May 24th, 2018
Boxer Briefs

Out of Magnum. Incredibly polar opposite from the 2007 for a million reasons, most notably 07 was one of the coldest vintages and 15 was one of the warmest vintages on record. Beautiful wine, showing primary fruit right now with great backbone and acidity. This has structure that many 15’s are missing. Something to be said for this being one of the great Chardonnay sites in the world

Out of Magnum. Incredibly polar opposite from the 2007 for a million reasons, most notably 07 was one of the coldest vintages and 15 was one of the warmest vintages on record. Beautiful wine, showing primary fruit right now with great backbone and acidity. This has structure that many 15’s are missing. Something to be said for this being one of the great Chardonnay sites in the world

Mar 20th, 2018
Boxer Briefs

2007 Summum Chardonnay out of magnum, another Oregon wine that put me on the path to where I am today. Never forget opening this for a woman in Aspen and being so stoked that she hated it so we could drink it all night long. Tasted side by side with the 2015 out of Magnum, tale of two polar opposite vintages. Not a total parallel because the vineyard selection and plantings were different for the bottlings. The 07 is incredible, still young, still has life in front of it, not showing any signs of oxidation. This is benchmark Chardonnay for anywhere in the world, not just Oregon or the new world, as good as it gets. If you’re in the valley for a few days, Evening Land will dig these out of storage for you, they aren’t cheap but worth every penny if you Love Chardonnay.

2007 Summum Chardonnay out of magnum, another Oregon wine that put me on the path to where I am today. Never forget opening this for a woman in Aspen and being so stoked that she hated it so we could drink it all night long. Tasted side by side with the 2015 out of Magnum, tale of two polar opposite vintages. Not a total parallel because the vineyard selection and plantings were different for the bottlings. The 07 is incredible, still young, still has life in front of it, not showing any signs of oxidation. This is benchmark Chardonnay for anywhere in the world, not just Oregon or the new world, as good as it gets. If you’re in the valley for a few days, Evening Land will dig these out of storage for you, they aren’t cheap but worth every penny if you Love Chardonnay.

Mar 20th, 2018
Shawn R

Drinks much bigger then it’s price and location. Love this.

Drinks much bigger then it’s price and location. Love this.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Aaron Means

I love the walnut like finish. Complex! @June's All Day, Austin TX

I love the walnut like finish. Complex! @June's All Day, Austin TX

Sep 7th, 2017
Melissa Sorongon

Co-Owner of Piedrasassi winery, Provignage winemaking consulting company

9.1

Another live wire, even after several days in the fridge. Very pretty and nervy with good complexity.

Another live wire, even after several days in the fridge. Very pretty and nervy with good complexity.

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