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2020 Knudsen Vineyards Chardonnay

2020 Knudsen Vineyards Chardonnay


One of the oldest plantings in the Willamette Valley, Knudsen Vineyards was planted by Cal Knudsen in 1971 and is still owned by the Knudsen family. These vineyards sit atop the world famous Dundee Hills AVA at 800ft of elevation and are entirely red clay Jory soils. ROCO is one of a few wineries able to source this amazing fruit due to Rollin’s long-standing relationship with the Knudsen family.


ROCO Chardonnay is handpicked and then chilled overnight at 38˚ F in a large storage room. The chilled bunches are then pressed and the juice is sent to a tank. After settling in tank, the juice is inoculated and racked to neutral oak where is completes fermentation. After primary fermentation is complete, the young wine goes through malolactic fermentation in order to soften the acidity and to add further complexity. Next, the wines are racked to a mix of new and neutral French oak. There they rest for at least five months before bottling.


"Out of the glass this wine is sea salt- oyster shell, citrus like maybe white grapefruit, yet centered around bright ripe Comice pear fruit. On the palate……..SURPRISE!  This wine is JUICY textured from start to finish! Super rich, ripe flavors yet still propped up with a balanced acid backbone.  Vanilla salt, lemon chiffon citrus, ripened white nectarine spin around the incredible fruit concentration of this wine. The weight and balance of this wine takes off immediately and assures a pleasant ride into the next bottle and gentle touchdown." - Rollin Soles, Winemaker

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SKU: 080007-20
Wine Specs
Dundee Hills AVA
Alcohol %
California Proposition 65 Warning

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