David Paige Wines 2018 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $30

By on August 2, 2020
david paige wines chardonnay 2018 label for bottle - David Paige Wines 2018 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $30

David Paige spent nearly 20 years as David Adelsheim’s winemaker at iconic Adelsheim Vineyards before stepping down after the 2017 crush to start David Paige Wines with the 2018 vintage. He’s partnered with George Rickus and John Gorup on the purchase of Z’IVO Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, and that 25-acre site – first planted in 1996 and now rebranded RPG Vineyard – provides the balance of the fruit for this oak-influenced Chardonnay. There’s some toastiness to the nose of Gala apple and white peach that shine through as flavors. Enjoyable lemony acidity makes for a long and bright finish that will serve it well with scallops, mussels or dishes featuring Indian spices.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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