The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2015 CHARDONNAY, Twill Cellars. Willamette Valley, Oregon
"We began twill cellars as a project to explore some of the more unique terroirs in Oregon while employing the three varietals best suited to express the variations of land and vintages that we are hoping to capture. We're a fairly unobtrusive bunch - organic in the fields and very low impact in the winery. All of our wines are sourced from the grape and no procured bulk wine is used in our production. We likely won't attain Instagram fame or pay too close attention to trend-setting wineries, though our hope is to keep ahead by crafting serious wines that are vineyard and vintage specific from some of the best terroirs in Oregon.
Molly and Darrel Roby began as growers of a small, 2.7-acre vineyard that they planted together in 2000. With the guidance of a stellar foreman, Luis Hernandez, they’ve learned the subtle details in farming for wine and not just fruit. Darrel sees to the day-to-day work in the vineyards while fixing or innovating new equipment for the cellar. Molly handles hospitality and keeps our immeasurable amount of paperwork humming along. When they have the chance, they can be found exploring the great gastronomy in Portland or spending time with their pup Mica, a Bernese Mountain Dog."
The Willamette Valley bottling is a blend of 60% Molly’s Vineyard (from the banks of the Tualatin River, in the north of the region, not far from Portland) and 40% Johan Vineyard (in the Van Duzer corridor southwest of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA).
Barrel-fermented with no added yeast in a mix of puncheons and 228L barrels for 20 months of aging before bottling mid May, 2017.
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.