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2018 Estate Chardonnay

2018 Estate Chardonnay

This classic "Willamette Valley style" Chardonnay is sourced from our three Estate vineyards — the original planting by Founder Jim Bernau in the Salem Hills, Tualatin Estate planted by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller in the foothills of the Coastal Range and Elton planted by Dick and Betty O'Brien in the Eola-Amity Hills. 

Gold in color, meyer lemon, orange blossom and vanilla custard fill the glass and are accented with notes of minerality. The palate opens displaying great texture and focus, balancing acidity and complexity with flavors of pear, green apple, tropical coconut, hazelnut and supporting oak spice notes.

Food Pairings: Steamed mussels with saffron broth, shrimp and grits, grilled halibut with peach salsa, caesar salads, Oregon salmon cakes, lobster bisque and soft cheeses.

Peak Drinkability: 2020-2024.

90 points - Wine Enthusiast 

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$30.00
/ 750ml
SKU: CHES18
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Alcohol %
13.5
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir,
Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine


 

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