Stoller Family Estate 2014 Reserve Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $35

By on December 16, 2016

Melissa Burr and her expanding team on the lower slopes of the Dundee Hills continue to produce a reserve-style Chardonnay for Bill Stoller that shows considerably more toastiness than the program of 18% new French oak might otherwise suggest. Aromas cast out a wealth of toasted oak with hints of lemon pepper and fine-grained sandpaper. There’s more fruitiness to the drink, opening with Golden Delicious apple and juicy starfruit, a combination that offers pleasing acidity and a lemony finish. The abundance of the vintage and renewed interest in Chardonnay from Oregon prompted a production increase of more than 50% over the  2013 bottling.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,900 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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