Équinoxe Chardonnay is available EXCLUSIVELY to Wine Society Members and those on our Email Wait List.
Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal old world, equal new world. Unlike 2008 that was long and cool, the 2009 vintage was hot from the get go and the sun was shining all the way before the early frost in the second week of October.
The combination of weight, finesse, acidity and minerality in this wine is something rare and something to be treasured. Only downside is that we only made 3 barrels of it.
Recommended Food Pairing
With the many different layers of this wine, we like to pair it with a simple dish. Pan fried trout or halibut with a side of vegetables works perfectly to allow this wine to show you all it has to offer.
Wine Press NorthWest - "Excellent"
"...the crop load was 2.4 tons per acre - it ranks as one of the tastiest. Volumes of interest start with the evidence of new French oak barrels that exude hints of pineapple upside down cake and tutti frutti. The palate shows emollience along with pineapple, pear and bubble gum flavors. A good shot of acidity revives the tongue."
Tony Aspler - 90 Points
"bright straw colour; high toned nose of apple and pineapple with a touch of undergrowth. Full in the mouth , good acidity with a dry finish. Nicely integrated oak."
Unfortunately the Équinoxe Chardonnay is only available to our wine society members and is currently sold out.