Statera Cellars 2016 Johan Vineyard Chardonnay ~ “The single most compelling Chardonnay I’ve tasted in a decade” – JDH *SOLD OUT*

With today’s offer, FIELD REPORT launches a short series from our recent trip to Oregon. Oregon is mostly associated with Pinot Noir. The cool climate, sloping hills and marine soils lend themselves to classic, Burgundy-style wines. And we definitely have a handful of Oregon classics to share with you over the next few weeks — but let’s start with the wine that surprised us the most; and it wasn’t even a pinot. It was a Chardonnay! 

Yes. I said, Chardonnay, or more specifically Statera Cellars 2016 Johan Vineyard Chardonnay. And If you only buy one wine from us this whole year, buy this one.

Even if you don’t like Chardonnay, you should try this single-vineyard beauty. It is an unexpected and delicious swirl of lime-and-lemon acidity, fresh apple, a beguiling honeyed umami flavour that doesn’t have a name, a lurking saline note, and a mineral-tinged finish. The integration of all the complex elements is seamless. The balance is perfect. There is something ultimately satisfying about this wine. It’s serious but accessible and easy to drink. A bottle full of absolute happiness. 

I’ve probably overhyped this to our detriment because we only have a five cases to share. So I’m not going to tell you that the Johan Vineyard is also meticulously biodynamic, that Luke and Meredith add NOTHING to their wines. Put your hand up quickly and we’ll do our best to get at least a few bottles to everyone.

Luke Wylde and his partner Meredith Bell make these wines together. Meredith is biochemist with a Masters in Oenology from UC Davis. Luke has worked vineyards in South Otago, Margaret River and the Mosel. They launched Statera Cellars with a successful Kickstarter campaign. Luke sometimes drives for Lyft to raise money for tanks. Their production is tiny (less than 200 cases total). And THEY ONLY MAKE CHARDONNAY. It is a mania for them.

HK$375 per bottle (Buy Now)
-shipping always included-
*limit of 12 bottles per person*