93 POINTS: WINE SPECTATOR - A Chardonnay that's all about structure and minerality, with notes of apple, apricot and spice that build richness on the savory finish. Drink now. 660 cases made.
MISSION NOTES: Now run by Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman, the team behind Sandhi and Domaine de la Côte in the Santa Rita Hills, Evening Land's Seven Springs Chardonnay is a revelation in Burgundian-style whites made on American soil. As Parr writes himself: "We are, first and foremost, faithful stewards of the historic Seven Springs vineyard, planted by Oregon wine pioneer Al MacDonald in 1984. On this dramatic east-facing slope, in the iron-rich and rocky, volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills, Al MacDonald undertook what would become one of Oregon’s most recognized vineyards. Nestled against a forest of Douglas fir with views eastward to Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, it is immediately evident to any visitor why Al chose this site." One sip of the 2019 vintage is all you'll need to understand as well. Clean, mineral-driven, and fresh on the palate, the 2019 Seven Springs is simply outstanding Chardonnay on any level.