Evening Land Vineyards Earns Highest Score Ever For Oregon Chardonnay
LOMPOC, CA. — November 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — After earning a spot as one of Wine & Spirits’ “Top 100 Wineries” for a third year in a row, and producing the magazine’s highest- rated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Evening Land Vineyards has now landed Wine Spectator’s (Dec. 2011 issue) highest score ever for an Oregon Chardonnay: the 97-point 2009 Seven Springs La Source. This is only the third 97-point rating ever awarded to an Oregon wine by Wine Spectator.
In addition to impressing critics with their Oregon wines, Evening Land is also dazzling the palettes of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate with their California Pinots.
The 94-point 2009 Occidental Pinot Noir “is gorgeous,” writes Wine Advocate’s Antonio Gallioni, “Sweet, silky tannins frame an expressive core of fruit in this refined, subtle wine. The finish is refined and haunting.”
The 93+ rated 2009 Tempest Pinot Noir “is simply dazzling for its aromatic complexity and textural richness,” writes Gallioni. “Everything is about effortless grace in this exquisite, beautifully balanced Pinot.”
World-Class Evening Land Team
Crafting the exquisite balance of Evening Land wines in Oregon, California and France is an extraordinary winemaking team.
Headed by the renowned Dominique Lafon as consulting winemaker, the Evening Land team includes all-star winemakers Isabel Meunier (Oregon), Sashi Moorman (California) and Christophe Vial (Burgundy), plus master sommelier Larry Stone, formerly of Rubicon Estates.
Founded in 2005, Evening Land Vineyards released their first vintage in 2007. Producing up to four labels—blue, silver, gold and white—from four regions—the Sonoma Coast and Santa Rita Hills in California, the Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Burgundy, France—Evening Land’s portfolio balances Old and New World profiles, village and single vineyard offerings, all with the characteristic purity of Dominique Lafon’s confident hand.
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