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."
Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
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