REviews of 00 Wines
Selected reviews from wine critics and retailers.
Greg Koslosky, CEO, envoyer Fine Wines
"The inaugural releases for Chardonnay are as close to great white Burgundy (specifically Meursault) as you will find anywhere in the world. Dominque Lafon's daughter Lea made the 2015's here and the wines crafted in a style that is the elegant, balanced, with higher acidity and lower alcohol than most domestic Chardonnay.
The winemaking consultant here is Pierre Milleman from Burgundy. He has helped focus the project on heavy lees driven, Damy puncheon aged, 108 clone (non-Dijon clone) grape sourcing. Something totally different than the typical Chardonnay philosophy in Oregon. The grapes get pretty beat up from pressing to fermentation. The team believes that the Chardonnay grapes needed to oxidize to make the wine stronger to protect it against pre-mature oxidation in the future.
The 2015 00 VGW (Very Good White) is 12.9% Alcohol with and a low ph of 3.21. The vineyards represented in the blend give a good mixture of different soil types really making this a complete and complex Chardonnay. Coupled with the stellar 2015 Oregon vintage, this is flat out gorgeous Chardonnay that rival many a great premier cru white Burgundy and puts most new world Chardonnays to shame."
Neil Thompson, Park Avenue Fine Wines
"Quickly becoming one of Oregon's premium brands, 00 (Double Zero) is a producer to watch now, and get the wines before they become (more) allocated. Lea Lafon (daughter of the world-renowned Dominique Lafon in Meursault) has joined the likes of Cameron and Walter Scott with her premier release of this VGW (Very Good White) top-shelf Chardonnay.
It is reminiscent of Montrachet with its gorgeous weight and texture from clonal selection and grape quality, where oak is only a player in the nuances of this mind-melting Chardonnay. Fans of Lafon's famous Meursaults will adore this wine. Add it to your collection while it's still available at our store!"
KAtherine Cole, Wine Writer, host and executive producer of The Four Top, a national food-and-beverage podcast presented by OPB and streamed on NPR One.
"The Oregon Chardonnays made with skin contact have a tension to them that calls to mind a violin bow sliding across strings. A 2015 bottling from 00, called VGW ($65), is tart and succulent, savory and botanical, with a hefty structure for a white that has an alcohol level of 12.9%. Served in a black glass, it could be mistaken for a red wine."