Monday, October 11, 2021

Double Zero 00

“Reminding many of the wines of Coche-Dury.” 
 ---   Charles Curtis MW, Decanter on the 00 Wines Chardonnays

2018 Double Zero 00 VGW Willamette Chardonnay...$73.99
This just sings on the nose with intense grapefruit and a stony edge. Nougat and almond paste notes add complexity. The palate is richly textural with peaches, smooth honey and spice. Good grip. Intense. Drink now.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
The VGW (Very Good White) is crafted from Dijon clone Chardonnay from the Eola-Amity Hills. The fruit was picked at 22 deg. Brix, despite advice to let it hang. The decision was wise - the resulting wine is balanced and elegant. Despite a pronounced reductive edge from the 'Black Chardonnay' technique of consultant Pierre Milleman, the wine is expressive and deep. Initially, the wine was a bit closed, but aromas of ripe pear, acacia flower, candle wax, and hay develop with time. The texture is rich and broad, with a depth that suggests that it will age for decades.
Drinking Window 2021 - 2031
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine
628 cases produced.

2018 Double Zero 00 EGW Willamette Chardonnay...$93.99
This shows a very complete and complex style with a spectrum of very pure yellow citrus fruit to peach and pastry, as well as more savory, stony notes. The palate has convincing concentration and a fleshy build that carries ripe peachy flavors, as well as citrus. The oak is so well integrated. Drink over the next six years.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
338 cases produced

VGW “Very Good White” Chardonnay
EGW “Extra Good White” Chardonnay
Proprietor Kathryn Hermann notes, “Chris and I are delighted to share this vintage with fellow enthusiasts. We’re confident that the 2018 vintage is our best yet.

About: 00 Wines
00 Wines “Double Zero” is an ultra-luxury winery producing Grand Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Oregon, Burgundy, and Champagne. With a singular focus on complex grand cru wines, the multi-national winery is creating an entirely new luxury category in Oregon and beyond. Blending New World with Old World, French and American teams, sun cycles and moon cycles, the hand and the land, the producer and the consumer, 00 Wines brings a perfect harmony of binary forces to create an unparalleled expression from vine to glass. Helmed by Proprietors Chris and Kathryn Hermann, 00 Wines is a family-operated winery named after the number of potential in numerology 0.

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