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Pacific Northwest’s Chardonnay renaissance
It has been a half-century since Chardonnay was planted in Washington and Oregon.
Today, Chardonnay thrives throughout the Pacific Northwest. In Washington, it is the No. 2 grape after Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is the No. 2 white grape in Oregon after Pinot Gris.
Northwest winemakers have moved beyond the California-style oak bombs and are exploring many different examples of Chardonnays, creating a renaissance for the noble white grape of Burgundy.
Here are a dozen Northwest Chardonnays we’ve tasted in recent weeks.