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Think Spring: Oregon Chardonnay

 

Roots-and-Brittan-chards-350pIt’s time to think spring. It’s been a hard winter, even in Oregon. When the ice and snow get you down, reach for something that reminds you of warmer times ahead. Like Oregon Chardonnay.

Our crusade to show off Oregon’s world class Chardonnay continues with these two beauties. They’ll have you thinking sunny skies and warm breezes.

Roots Chardonnay
Fairsing Vineyard 2011
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($24.95 regular)
I had this at a tasting, freaked out at how good it is, then Andy and I sat down to try it together. I was worried he would like it less, or that my initial impression wouldn’t hold. Andy didn’t say anything; he just smiled. Why? Because this is our type of Chardonnay. Fresh limes abound with a subtle mineral and floral current, adding more fresh citrus and a little key lime pie. Finishes refreshingly. Ultra-tiny production, very limited. – Marcus

Brittan Chardonnay 2012
$35.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($39.95 regular)
I’ve loved every vintage of Chardonnay Robert Brittan has produced since he moved to the Willamette Valley.  Made from all estate fruit, the 2012 Chardonnay delivers a generous nose of lemon merengue pie right down to that perfectly flaky crust.   A full and balanced mid-palate rings with Meyer lemon and custard.  Even with the warmer 2012 vintage this Chardonnay carries good acidity which keeps it fresh now and will enable a long life ahead. Highly recommended. – Andy

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