Maple Grove Chardonnay

Hamilton Russell Oregon aims to express this variety with the restraint, minerality and classicism of great Burgundian Chardonnay and the bright purity of Willamette Valley fruit. The attractive higher elevation of the Maple Grove vineyard, south-west of Salem, delivers a layered, complex and textured Chardonnay, with a lovely hard mineral core – particularly chalky and pebbly in this vintage. The bright pure fruit lingers on the beguiling savory finish.

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Latest vintage available online via Port2Port.

  • Alcohol 13.07%
  • Acid 6.44 g/l
  • pH 3.22
  • Residual Sugar 0.5 g/l


  • Barrel Maturation 100%
  • Barrel Ageing 14 Months


  • Wooding 100% 228 liter French Oak Barrels
  • Tight Grain 100%


  • 1st fill 27%
  • 2nd fill 18%
  • 3rd fill 18%
  • Neutral 37%


  • Blonde Toast 43%
  • Medium Toast 57%


  • French Coopers: 100% Francois Freres


  • Yield 2.7 tons/acre
  • Production 550 cases of 6 bottles


  • Release date – July 2023
Growing Season

This particularly early vintage is generally considered a stellar one, even though it was the year of the heat dome – two days of temperature spikes to 110F. But when it passed, the mercury dropped to 70F within five hours. Bloom came early, on June 10th. A heavy day of rain during this time caused some berry shatter which opened the bunches nicely. Good winter rains ensured that the vines grew well through an unusually dry Spring. Summer growing conditions were superb, and perfect healthy bunches arrived at the cellar on September 16th.

92 Owen Bargreen, US wine writer, May 2023

Located southwest of Monmouth, Oregon. This is very fresh and nicely textured with lemon rind, green melon and cashew nut flavors alongside salty undertones on the palate.

93 Jeremy Young, International Wine Report, May 2023

Showcasing a light lemon-golden core with a silvery rim, the 2021 Maple Grove Chardonnay by Hamilton Russell pops with ripe fruit tones - think apricot, yellow peach, honey-coated pear, scraped vanilla bean, dried sage, and just a hint of ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the finish shows slight mushroom and tilled earth aspects on the mid-palate.

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