2016 Chardonnay McDuffee

2016 Chardonnay McDuffee

$28.00

Wine Club Price: $22.40

Notes of lemon custard and apricot, with a touch of oak. The finish lingers with grapefruit and jasmine.

The Chardonnay we produce from premium McDuffee Vineyard grapes exudes notes that resemble the fabled Montrachet Chardonnays of France yet are distinctly Columbia Gorge. Fermented and then aged in mellowed American and French Oak (barrels that have been used for other more oaky white wines for at least two years prior to us using them), our 2016 Chardonnay is bright and lively with tempting aromas of lemon custard and apricot. The palate is soft and smooth with a silky mouth-feel and a pleasantly light acidity. Our Chardonnay is not at all oaky nor is it an austere stainless steel style; rather, it represents a perfect balance for Chardonnay lovers from both sides of the spectrum. One of our favorite and simple pairings with this gorgeous wine is John’s Dungeness Crab Cakes with a Lemon Aioli Sauce, a custom recipe we provide with every purchase.

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Terry McDuffee’s Vineyard is located in the Mill Creek Valley just south of The Dalles, Oregon. A sleepy farm community home to numerous agricultural crops including cherries, wheat, apples, grapes and more. The vineyard was planted in 1983 with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mcduffee Vineyard is a beautiful site with limestone soil; similar to that of southern Cote du Beaune, so naturally, Chardonnay thrives here.

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Pairs well with: seafood (mussels, clams, crab, lobster), Caesar salad, bisque

Grapes
Iris Vines Underwood
Crab Bisque
McDuffee Vineyard

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$28.00

Wine Club Price: $22.40

Quick Pairings

Fish
Fish
Hard Cheese
Hard Cheese
Seafood
Seafood
Vegetables
Vegetables

Wine Details

  • > Cases Produced: 200
  • > Alcohol: 13.10%
  • > pH: 3.7