Martin Woods

Koosah Vineyard Chardonnay

9.310 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

Steely, flinty style. I’m into it!

Steely, flinty style. I’m into it!

Apr 14th, 2024
Rodney Rosser

Stunning drinks like white burgundy

Stunning drinks like white burgundy

Sep 14th, 2023
Josh Morgenthau

Seductive nose. Like a buttery, pillowy yellow tropical mystery fruit. A little bit like guava. Medium-light body, transparent, and the oak is still prominent though nicely done. This is very young, won’t touch my next bottle for another 3 yrs

Seductive nose. Like a buttery, pillowy yellow tropical mystery fruit. A little bit like guava. Medium-light body, transparent, and the oak is still prominent though nicely done. This is very young, won’t touch my next bottle for another 3 yrs

Mar 5th, 2023
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Gorgeous nose. Iodine, saline and hazelnuts. Also lime blossom. Faint hint of citrus and stone fruits. Exceptional minerality. Super elegant and intense with superb concentration and focus. Salty finish with profound acidity. Really evocative nose that shows a sense of place. Palate has terrific finesse. More than 19. 20 was a wash because of the fires. Long finish and stellar balance. Wow. Almost a 9.5. Really focused and linear. Yes this was a 9.5.

Gorgeous nose. Iodine, saline and hazelnuts. Also lime blossom. Faint hint of citrus and stone fruits. Exceptional minerality. Super elegant and intense with superb concentration and focus. Salty finish with profound acidity. Really evocative nose that shows a sense of place. Palate has terrific finesse. More than 19. 20 was a wash because of the fires. Long finish and stellar balance. Wow. Almost a 9.5. Really focused and linear. Yes this was a 9.5.

Jan 12th, 2023
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

Nose is so clean and pure. Smells like a scene in nature. Tree bark, wet soil, minerals galore. Another Burgundy ringer. Puligny for sure. Haunting complexity. Aromas just float on top of the glass. Wow. Rainwater. A pond. Moss. This nose is everything. Mint, fresh herbs. Nope I get barely any fruit which is awesome. This is a true vin de terroir. Wow. Opulent yet incisive and super pure. This is iodine city. This is so so Puligny. The iodine is the dead giveaway. What a stunning wine. As it aerates the complexity gets exponentially better. Nose is iodine city. This is so elite. Awesome concentration and purity. So complex and so compact. The minerality on this wine is insane. Holy shit. So clean on the finish. Just effortless and elite Chardonnay. What a finish!

Nose is so clean and pure. Smells like a scene in nature. Tree bark, wet soil, minerals galore. Another Burgundy ringer. Puligny for sure. Haunting complexity. Aromas just float on top of the glass. Wow. Rainwater. A pond. Moss. This nose is everything. Mint, fresh herbs. Nope I get barely any fruit which is awesome. This is a true vin de terroir. Wow. Opulent yet incisive and super pure. This is iodine city. This is so so Puligny. The iodine is the dead giveaway. What a stunning wine. As it aerates the complexity gets exponentially better. Nose is iodine city. This is so elite. Awesome concentration and purity. So complex and so compact. The minerality on this wine is insane. Holy shit. So clean on the finish. Just effortless and elite Chardonnay. What a finish!

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2021
Pinotman /// Andreas

Like a white Burgh. Hazelnut, meyer lemon. Plenty of acid. My favorite Oregon winery.

Like a white Burgh. Hazelnut, meyer lemon. Plenty of acid. My favorite Oregon winery.

Apr 21st, 2024
Pinotman /// Andreas

Hazelnut, Lemon, touch soft. There is no need to buy white Burghs we have the equivalent in Oregon. Much more carbon friendly!

Hazelnut, Lemon, touch soft. There is no need to buy white Burghs we have the equivalent in Oregon. Much more carbon friendly!

Sep 3rd, 2023
Matthew Cohen

Nose: elegantly rich with some sparkly minerals. A hint of green apple skin. Some lemon oil. Perfumed.

Palate: silky. Rich. Balanced. Some spice. Lovely minerality but in a grand cru chablis way like say bougros. Very good acidity.

Lovely finish.

Let’s see where this goes. As this opens amazing sprightly acidity. Some gods lemon juice. Like half sweet lemon and regular lemon. Some lemon pith. Some gorgeous salinity.

This is borderline 1er cru / grand cru chablis from a very good producer.

Fass selections

Nose: elegantly rich with some sparkly minerals. A hint of green apple skin. Some lemon oil. Perfumed.

Palate: silky. Rich. Balanced. Some spice. Lovely minerality but in a grand cru chablis way like say bougros. Very good acidity.

Lovely finish.

Let’s see where this goes. As this opens amazing sprightly acidity. Some gods lemon juice. Like half sweet lemon and regular lemon. Some lemon pith. Some gorgeous salinity.

This is borderline 1er cru / grand cru chablis from a very good producer.

Fass selections

Feb 18th, 2023
Ely Cohn

Really good Chardonnay that doesn't go straight down the trodden Chardonnay path. In fact, my take is Koosah has more in common with something like Gruner. Subtle, delicate, distinct, but spicy. Just a little kick. Silver green with a yellow glow. Chartreuse. White pepper, cut grass, pear, violet. Creamy, lean texture, and zippy acid.

Really good Chardonnay that doesn't go straight down the trodden Chardonnay path. In fact, my take is Koosah has more in common with something like Gruner. Subtle, delicate, distinct, but spicy. Just a little kick. Silver green with a yellow glow. Chartreuse. White pepper, cut grass, pear, violet. Creamy, lean texture, and zippy acid.

Jul 25th, 2022
Matt Grauwiler

Matt had this 2 months ago

Matt had this 2 months ago

Apr 2nd, 2024