We say that because every day someone comments to us about how they don’t like Chardonnay. The nearly universal reason: clunky, heavy, buttery Chards.
Our response: it’s time to try Oregon-style Chardonnay – it’ll change your perspective. Oregon highlights mouthwatering citrus and orchard fruit flavors with suave textures and minerals. They’re devoid of a buttery, oaky lacquer.
Today’s wines are prime examples of Oregon’s style. In fact, we consider both to be flagships, standard-bearers, poster children of Oregon Chardonnay.
Crowley Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2012
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($24.95 regular)
The best and most perfect Crowley WV Chardonnay yet. It’s like biting into a Key lime pie, then grabbing a piece of white peach. Throw in subtle shades of slate and herbs and yum, I can’t wait to pair this with fresh halibut. Made entirely from Four Winds Vineyard. – Marcus
Bachelder Chardonnay 2011
$28.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($31.95 regular)
Super elegantly framed, and clearly showing a Burgundian influence. Lemon and pear provide the fruit core while a layer of minerals lies just underneath. This captures the essence of balance between precision and lushness. – Marcus
Thomas Bachelder divides his time between Burgundy, the Willamette Valley, and Niagra. Here’s a great quote from him on our favorite white grape: “As Chardonnay heads off into a future at once more mineral, more chic, and more suave – it will be a future where wines with texture, with ‘tension,’ complexity, and minerality find their true place in wine lovers’ hearts.”
We look forward to helping you with an order.
Thanks for all of your support and keep drinking Oregon wine!
- Marcus & Andy