Willamette Valley Vineyards Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2007

Member Review by lrezendez:

With a rich golden honey hue and brilliant clarity, this is a gorgeous glass of wine. Notes of floral honeysuckle, creamy coconut, and almond create a very alluring nose. This pleasantly complex wine has prominent notes of pear and pineapple with hints of warm spice, tart lemon, and even savory green olives. Each of the flavors are very individually distinct but blend beautifully together to form an interesting palate. The finish is long with a refreshing green apple flavor. The acidity is bright and crisp and balances out the creamy mouth feel very well. No oak. No excessive butteryness. This is what a chardonnay should taste like. The first taste instantly made me imagine sipping a chilled glass on the patio on a warm summer afternoon while enjoying a nice cheese plate with some fresh fruit and olives. This wine would also pair well with any light chicken, seafood or fish entree or could just as easily be enjoyed on its own.

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Willamette Valley Vineyards:
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Willamette Valley Vineyards approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit to produce wines of di... Read more
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Willamette Valley Vineyards approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit to produce wines of distinction, that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. All the vineyards, the Estate Vineyard, Tualatin Estate, and Elton vineyard, have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe programs since 1997. In 2007, Willamette Valley Vineyards became the first winery in the world to use sustainable cork stoppers certified by the Rainforest Alliance and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. In 2010, Willamette Valley Vineyards released their first Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine (OCSW). Willamette Valley Vineyards commitment to sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery is based on the convictions that as stewards of the land they have an obligation to walk as softly as possible, and that winegrapes grown naturally in healthy soils produce superior quality wines. Willamette Valley Vineyards also produces wines under the Griffin Creek and Tualatin Estate labels. Read less
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Snooth User: lrezendez
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03/30/2010

With a rich golden honey hue and brilliant clarity, this is a gorgeous glass of wine. Notes of floral honeysuckle, creamy coconut, and almond create a very alluring nose. This pleasantly complex wine has prominent notes of pear and pineapple with hints of warm spice, tart lemon, and even savory green olives. Each of the flavors are very individually distinct but blend beautifully together to form an interesting palate. The finish is long with a refreshing green apple flavor. The acidity is bright and crisp and balances out the creamy mouth feel very well. No oak. No excessive butteryness. This is what a chardonnay should taste like. The first taste instantly made me imagine sipping a chilled glass on the patio on a warm summer afternoon while enjoying a nice cheese plate with some fresh fruit and olives. This wine would also pair well with any light chicken, seafood or fish entree or could just as easily be enjoyed on its own.




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