Winemakers redefining Oregon Chardonnay

By on March 13, 2016

Stoller Family Estate 2014 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $25

stoller-family-estate-chardonnay-dundee-hills-2014-bottleOne of Oregon’s largest examples of Chardonnay comes from Stoller — home to the Oregon Chardonnay Symposium — also is showing itself as one of the state’s best from the 2014 vintage. There’s no influence of oak and that makes for a fresh and crisp nose of Bartlett pear, ripe white peach, Mandarin orange and lemon. There’s bright acidity behind the juicy tropical fruit flavors, which are joined by a rounded touch of rich pear. Suggested pairings include a Waldorf salad, fennel-crusted chicken, goat cheese tart, grilled mahi mahi with passion fruit coulis, pear and blue cheese salad and grilled pork with preserved lemon.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 2,350 cases

Alcohol: 13.3%

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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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