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2019 Helios

Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Seyval Blanc

43 cases produced. $28

The first — and only — planting of Seyval Blanc in the Willamette Valley, 2019 Helios is named for Carl Nielsen’s “Helios Overture, Opus 18.” Planted, nurtured and harvested by us in the Bells Up vineyard, Dave won an amateur national winemaking competition with his 2010 Seyval Blanc, made when we lived in Cincinnati. Not related to Sauvignon Blanc, Helios shares many similarities in flavor and texture.

TECHNICAL NOTES

REVIEW: Snappy and fresh, this wine captures the essence of this French hybrid. Planted in volcanic Jory soil and aged sur lie, the wine opens with leesy, tropical fruit notes. Bright and focused as crisp acidity and harmonious layers of star fruit, gooseberry and candied lemon traverse the palate with ease. (Source: Ellen Landis, Great Northwest Wine)

REVIEW: A highly obscure varietal, Bells Up owners have planted Seyval Blanc at their estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. The grassy tones on the nose make you think new world Sauvignon Blanc, as unripe pear and melon tones round out the aromatics. The palate is gratifying with its soft texture and great astringency. Layers of sour apple and unripe cantaloupe collide with minerals and wet stone on the palate. Lithe and refreshing, enjoy this excellent new wine in the short-term. Drink 2020-2025 – 91 (Source: Dr. Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog)

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