Left Coast Cellars
Left Coast Estate Truffle Hill Chardonnay 2019
Producer: Left Coast Cellars
Region: Rickreall, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Truffle Hill is one of the most unique places on the Left Coast Estate, home to 3 acres of European Black Truffle-inoculated hazelnut trees. The Chardonnay planted to this site is a clonal blend, fermented and aged in French puncheon barrels for 9 months. The resulting wine bears both freshness and weight, balancing fruit with texture, without loosing its elegance.
Left Coast is a bastion of sustainable winemaking and integrative viticulture. They maintain multiple certifications in sustainability, to include Salmon Safe and L.I.V.E. certified. Their site is powered primarily through solar-energy, and what land they do not give to grapes, they populate with native habitat restoration initiatives or wildflower swaths. Beehives are kept on the property to encourage pollinator recovery, and the winery itself actively supports numerous local initiatives in sustainable social stewardship.