Nicole Reese Wines 2015 Chardonnay, Oregon, $22

By on January 6, 2018

Chicago native Elisabeth Grunwald is a decade into her second career as a winemaker, and the former marketing executive is gradually growing her boutique label in Southern Oregon alongside her daily duties as assistant winemaker at Pallet Wine Co., in Medford. Chardonnay has been her prized white from the start, and she guided clones 76, 37 and 13 from Hoyal Farms through French oak for nine months. Fanciful notes of tropical fruit, almond paste, crushed filberts and vanilla come through a creamy structure that’s nicely rounded and backed by a long citrusy finish. Suggested pairings include crab cakes, polenta, ham or spicy Asian cuisine. These wines are available via her winery’s website.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 100 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

Winery website

Subscribe to our Wine of the Week newsletter

About Great Northwest Wine

Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *