This one took a little research and number crunching but the result is pretty darn cool. We present, dollar for dollar, Wine Spectator's highest rated Willamette Valley Chardonnay ever: J. Christopher Cuvee Lunatique 2017. 93 points, <$25, and it's really tasty, too. Hurry to this one!
93 points Wine Spectator:"Jasmine and apple aromas lead to elegantly complex flavors that fan out on the long finish. Drink now through 2021."
The Cuvée Lunatique is a fresh and clean Chardonnay that is made in the style of Macon or Chablis. To preserve its bright fruit and crisp structure, it is fermented and matured primarily in stainless steel and larger format neutral barrel and there is no malolactic fermentation. The name came about because when Jay first got the idea to produce a no oak/no malo Chardonnay, some people thought he was a lunatic but its growing popularity in the Portland market proved that he wasn't so crazy after all.
And while we're talking great Willamette Valley values, the Dopp is FLYINGand if you've not already grabbed your stash of '17,the time is now.
93 points Wine Spectator, Smart Buy:"Graceful and vibrant, with expressive rose petal, raspberry and crushed stone notes that take on richness and depth toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026."
Given its track record, Dopp Creek has firmly established itself as one of the best values in Willamette Valley Pinot noir. The 2017 is OUR pick of the last three vintages (yes, you read that right). What we love about it: wonderful aromas, silky-bodied cherry-red berry fruit, excellent balance, classic Willamette Valley Pinot. - Marcus
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