Pinotfile: VOL 11, ISSUE 9
Checking In On Small Wineries in the Willamette Valley
September 5, 2017
by William “Rusty” Gaffney
Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Bright aromas and flavors of citrus, tropical fruits, straw and herbs in a food friendly style.
A First Taste of a Friend’s First Chardonnay
March 28, 2016
by Jeff Burrows
Eye: Clear, medium gold color with a pale edge.
Nose: Medium plus intensity, aromas of underripe pears and floral notes of gardenia.
Mouth: Medium body with lively acidity and a nice persistent finish. A touch of oak is there, but it’s just a hint. A beautifully done Oregon Chardonnay, nice and lean with lots of tension. We can’t wait for the estate version in the coming years.
It’s a Monday night, so we had just pulled out some leftover Potée Champenoise from the freezer. We couldn’t wait any longer to try our friends’ Chardonnay, so we wanted something suitable, it was perfect as was the iOTA Cellars Chardonnay!