Stoller Family Estate 2016 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $25

By on July 14, 2017

As one of the leaders of the Chardonnay renaissance in Oregon, Stoller Family Estate is focused on Dijon clones for its 53 acres of work with that grape, and clone 95 head up the plantings in that distinct red Jory soil. Melissa Burr, who now works with for vineyard manager Jason Tosch, continues to drive a fruit-forward Chardonnay approach that’s bright and juicy, carrying hints of Granny Smith apple, pina colada and honeysuckle with grapefruit, lemon and a touch of sweet herbs. It’s a Chablis lovers’ Chardonnay, backed by delicious acidity that screams for halibut. Stoller doesn’t have shipments planned until November. Fortunately, most of its production began to make its way to the market not long after it was bottled in January.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 6,557 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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