Oregon Chardonnay is hot right now. With the attention and with the relative scarcity of Chardonnay acres planted, prices are rising...maybe even soaring. Not so for these three wines, made by three of the best Chardonnay producers in the country (that's right, the country). Jason Lett, Marcus Goodfellow, and Tyson Crowley are absolutely kicking Chardonnay butt. Eyrie Estate Chardonnay 2014 $24.25 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($26.95 regular)
96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Even if winemaker Jason Lett tripled the price of this wine, it would still be a standout among its peers. This opens with intense aromatics of pineapple fruit, bracing acidity, and compelling length. On the second and third day after opening it remained quite fresh and expressive, with further details of fruit and mineral beginning to emerge. Drink now through 2035."
Eyrie's contribution to Oregon Chardonnay cannot be overstated. >From my perspective, the Oregon Chard boom was largely spurred by Eyrie's revelatory 30-year vertical tasting of their Chardonnays (which I was very fortunate to attend). - Marcus
$25.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($27.95 regular)Wow! This is drinking so beautifully. Dynamite juiciness and creaminess. Loaded with lemon curd, pear, and key lime, it's the perfect balance of rich and racy. Durant Vineyard, with its 20 year-old Chardonnay vines, is an incredible site in the Dundee Hills, surrounded by some of the most storied vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Also, do not miss Goodfellow's Richard's Cuvee Chardonnay '13 - it's mind-bogglingly good and humbly priced. - Marcus
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($24.95 regular)Fantastic value in Chardonnay, from Oregon or anywhere else for that matter. Excellent freshness and texture, opening with fresh citrus, anise, and mineral then bursting with lime and white peach through the finish. Entirely from the old vine Four Winds vineyard, 75% Wente clone and 25% Dijon clone Chardonnay. Just 275 cases made. - Marcus
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