Stoller Family Estate 2015 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $25

By on November 29, 2016

stoller-family-estate-chardonnay-2015-bottleLand for the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills has been Bill Stoller’s family since 1943, and the successful tandem of winemaker Melissa Burr and viticulturist Robert Schultz has helped pave the way for the remarkable fruit-forward production of estate Chardonnay to triple from the 2014 — without losing a step and holding steady in terms of pricing. Gorgeous aromas of pineapple, Bosc pear and almond include as subtext of lemon/lime. Those bright fruit tones push on through to the juicy palate, along with the nuttiness. Granny Smith and Asian pear loom in the bright finish. It’s a delightful example of the direction that Chardonnay is taking in Oregon.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 6,800 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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