2017 Double Zero VGW Chardonnay

Oregon, USA

Think you know American Chardonnay? Think again - this Oregon producer is making 'must have' wines for avid collectors.



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If you really like Chardonnay, you really need to taste these wines.

Nick Stock

About the Wine

This is made using the Black Chardonnay style - an extremely oxidative method which would make most modern Chardonnay makers blush.

In essence, the juice and must is exposed to air, causing a brown oxidised colour. When put into tanks, though, oxygen consuming phenols take the dark colour and oxidation with them. The result is a powerfully fresh and complex wine, which has time in both oak and stainless steel.

Intense lemon, pear and melon characters come through, with aromatic baking spice and oat biscuit. It's powerful and rich, but also delicately poised. Calling this Very Good White (VGW) simply doesn't do it justice.

About Double Zero Wines

America, much like Australia, suffers from an international stereotype. We know that not all American wines are big monsters, but the very idea that they could be stops people from exploring some of the world's most innovative wine producing regions. 00 Wines is a case in point.

Led by Chris and Kathryn Hermann, 00 Wines seemed to emerge fully formed on the American wine-scape as Willamette Valley's, and America's, authority on Chardonnay.

Together, they source fruit from the Willamette's best sites and vineyards, focusing on a combination of soils and clones. A healthy blend of Old World and New World techniques are employed to push Chardonnay to its very limit, but everything still seems unforced and effortless.

The name, it seems, was well chosen. In numerology, 0 is the absence of limits. Chris and Kathryn just added another 0 for the limitless potential of their brand.

Kathryn and Chris Hermann
Kathryn and Chris Hermann
Oregon, USA
Additional Info

From the Importer

A blend of four vineyards from the Willamette Valley, McMinnville, Eola-Amity AVAs. Made in an oxidative juice handling technique (black chardonnay), 12 months in 20% new oak, followed by stainless steel on fine lees.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Wine tasting at 00
Wine tasting at 00
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"This offers ripe-pineapple and lime-juice aromas, as well as white peaches and wet stones, in a very expressive mode. The palate has a very smooth core of mellow, cashew nuts and white peaches with some very assertive and dense, fleshy-peach and praline notes to close.” Nick Stock


"Pale yellow-gold. Highly expressive, mineral-tinged aromas of fresh melon, pear, tangerine and succulent flowers, along with saffron, vanilla and floral nuances that build in the glass. Shows impressive depth as well as liveliness on the palate, offering mineral-accented Meyer lemon, nectarine, Anjou pear and honeydew flavors that pick up a spicy accent on the back half. Emphatically repeats the pear and spice notes on the impressively long, subtly sweet finish, which delivers powerful thrust and a touch of smoky lees.” Josh Raynolds


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