New York Times' Top Oregon Chards

Earlier this month, The New York Times affirmed what we've been writing about for years: Oregon Chardonnay is serious, because winemakers are taking it seriously on its own terms. Our best Chardonnay winemakers have embraced Oregon's style: we're not California, we're not Burgundy, we are Oregon! 

The Times' Eric Asmimov noted, "
In the best versions, acidity was felt as a sense of liveliness, energy, tension or thrust. It gave the wine momentum and vibrancy, allowing it to refresh, while showing other characteristics like flavors of herbs and flowers or discernible minerality."

The Times' expert panel tasted 20 Oregon Chardonnays; the 3 below were their tops, with 3 stars each. If you've followed our recommendations over the years, you'll recognize Evening Land and Brick House as regular favorites. All 3 come with our seal of approval.


Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Chardonnay 2015

$67.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($49.95 regular) 
New York Times' #1 Oregon Chardonnay"Lively and energetic, rich but nimble, with flavors of herbs, nuts and citrus." 

Adelsheim Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2015

$19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($21.95 regular) 
New York Times' #2 Oregon Chardonnay, and Best Value: "Tense, deep and well balanced, with lingering, savory, saline flavors."

Brick House Cascadia Chardonnay 2015
$34.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($37.95 regular) 
New York Times' #3 Oregon Chardonnay: "Lively and well integrated, with flavors of herbs, lemon and stony minerality." Ships early July.
 
We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for your support!

Marcus and Andy