2015 Chardonnay Reserve

2015 Chardonnay Reserve

$44.00

Wine Club Price: $39.60

Aged in mellowed American Oak barrels to achieve balanced acidity and subtle buttery notes. A light golden hue with a nose of gardenia and honey suckle. A luscious, full mouthfeel with notes of orange peel, lemon custard and slight minerality.

Aged in neutral oak, the Chardonnay Reserve has an extraordinarily balanced acidity with a rich fruit quality. Smooth notes of gardenia, honey suckle, and delicate macadamia nuttiness tempt the nose while the palate contains nuances of Meyer lemon custard and orange peel, and finishing with a lingering and light acidity perfect for food. Our favorite pairing with this wine is Anna’s Butternut Squash Soup, a recipe card provided with every purchase of the wine.

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Our 2015 Chardonnay Reserve comes from the McDuffee vineyard south of The Dalles. The vineyard owner, Terry McDuffee, is a veterinarian who has lavished enormous attention to the vineyard. Lonnie Wright, who also owns and operates The Pines Vineyard and Winery, manages McDuffee along with several others of the vineyards we source from. It has long been known as an exceptional site and we have enjoyed this fruit for over 13 years. As with all of our Chardonnays, it was fermented in the barrel with the lees stirred throughout the first six months. We have a medieval approach to our wine and our Chardonnays in particular. The age-ability of this vineyard shows extremely well in the Chardonnay Reserve.

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Pairs well with: Brie, seafood, nuts, Caesar, bisque, sautéed vegetables, honey glazed desserts, custards, flan, crème brulee

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Quick Pairings

Fish
Fish
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Hard Cheese
Seafood
Seafood
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Wine Details

  • > Cases Produced: 230
  • > Alcohol: 14.1%
  • > pH: 3.6