Tasting Notes by Matt Dumayne, Winemaker — Client Services
This Chardonnay was created using grapes grown on Black Sage Road and demanded to be made into a stand-alone wine. Aromatically, a fruit salad explosion. Pineapple, peaches and cream with a touch of fresh hay dominate this fruit forward wine. On the palate, an intense burst of sweet tropical fruit gives way to a creamy and highly textural mid palate. Lively acidity balanced perfectly makes this a very classy wine. A distinct lack of oak highlights the beauty and versatility of the Chardonnay grape.
Matt Dumayne is originally from New Zealand. With 25 vintages under his belt crafting award-winning wine in Central Otago, California, Australia, and Oregon, he brings unparalleled insight and passion to the OCP cellar. Matt works with chief winemaker Michael Bartier and the cellar team, and is the liaison for the winery’s clients.