Spindrift Cellars 2017 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley $22

By on March 7, 2019

Viticulturist/winemaker Matt Compton continues his delectable work with Burgundy varieties, and he’s turned this clone 108 Chardonnay from Hoot and Howl Vineyard near Mary’s Peak in the Coastal Range into a star. It spent four months in a program of 40% new French oak, and that deft touch shows in aromas and flavors of Asian pear, cantaloupe and marshmallow. Brilliant lemony acidity adds food-friendly balance to the slightly rounded midpalate, making for a long and fantastic finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 252 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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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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