Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring…but we’re hedging our bets with a glass or two of Oregon Chardonnay. Of course, Oregon Chardonnay is so much more than a warm weather sipper, as more wineries are proving with their outstanding Chards. But these citrus-filled beauties really take the sting off winter.
Today’s Oregon Chardonnay crusade features two Chardonnays from two Avalon favorites: Matello and Haden Fig.
You have an inside track on these incredibly limited wines – less than 60 cases of each were made, for the entire world! Get your slice of sunshine.
Matello Chardonnay Richard’s Cuvee 2010
$32.36 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($35.95 retail)
56 cases made.
It only makes sense that one of my favorite Pinot producers would also make a dynamite Oregon Chardonnay. There’s great fruit here – lemon curd syncs with summer pear and green apple – and a mineral/acid spine adding ideal balance. Andy’s comments had to be censored (expletives deleted) – he’s a BIG fan of this wine and loves the way it envelopes his palate. Only 56 cases made, from Whistling Ridge Vineyard. – Marcus
Haden Fig Reserve Chardonnay 2011
$22.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($25.95 retail)
60 cases made.
This outstanding, under-priced Oregon Chardonnay hits our stylistic sweet-spot of mouthwatering lemon and lime, with bits of pear and custard filling out the palate. Its voluminous texture finds a perfect match with citrusy acidity. A veil of spicy oak rounds out a complete Oregon Chardonnay. – Marcus
Haden Fig’s Reserve Chardonnay 2011 is sourced from the Mahonia Vineyard.
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P.S. Don’t forget about our new Build a Case program. Buy a few bottles now, a few bottles later and when you hit 12 bottles, we’ll apply the 10% discount and shipping charge to your full order. Simply select “Build a Case” in your shipping preferences or let us know you’d like to build a case – it’s that easy.