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Skysill Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Walla Walla Valley

97 Pts.

2022 Chardonnay Skysill

A generous nose of ripe orchard fruits and pineapple creates an exciting bouquet layered with chamomile, honey, flint, and an exquisitely satisfying infusion of citron. 

Three clones of Chardonnay were selected for this special bottling, which rested for eight months in a combination of French oak and concrete, resulting in a round and complete palate with impeccable finesse and seamless integration. Partial malolactic fermentation yields a crème brûlée character while preserving the beautiful acidity displayed as a lively burst of Meyer lemon and gooseberry. 

Skysill Vineyard’s thick layers of quartz-rich loess contribute a unique salinity that accentuates the extraordinary texture. Finally, luscious notes of stone fruit and summer melon come together in a long-lasting finish. 

Just seven barrels of Skysill Chardonnay were selected for this inaugural bottling, which captures the purity and precision for which Abeja is known. 

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"The 2022 'Skysill Estate Vineyard' Chardonnay is a blend of three clones. This was stored in mostly new French oak (light toast levels) before bottling. The nose is incredible with toasty oak, marshmallow, Meyer lemon blossom and suggestions of baking spice dusted brioche. The palate is incredible and beautifully textured with amazing viscosity and length. This is very Washington vs. Montrachet, in terms of weight, mouthfeel and depth. The finish just won't quit and lasts for a minute. This is an astonishingly good wine that is truly a benchmark Washington Chardonnay. Drink 2024-2036." Owen Bargreen 97 Pts.
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Designation
Skysill Estate Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 6 & 7, 2022
8 months in equal parts new French oak, experienced oak and concrete
Bottling Date
May 31, 2023
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