Owen Roe 2014 DuBrul Vineyard Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, $48

By on February 3, 2016

owen-roe-duBrul-vineyard-chardonnay-2014-bottleNorthwest winemaker David O’Reilly’s devotion to the Yakima Valley continues to show with this reserve-style Chardonnay farmed in the Rattlesnake Hills by the Shiels family of Côte Bonneville fame. The barrel program of French oak (30% new) generates a luxurious nose of fresh caramel and ghee with pretty notes of white peach, pear, saffron and white pepper. Its mouth feel is bright and complex with flavors of white pear, pear and apple butter as racy acidity runs through. The finish brings a light touch of butterscotch and lemon zest. Suggested pairings include pan-fried Maryland-style crab cakes or seared scallops with corn salad.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 315 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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.

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