VOLUME 11, ISSUE 27
July 21, 2018

2014 Airlie Estate Willamette Valley Chardonnay

13.5% alc., 376 cases, $20. Dunn Forest Vineyard has some of the first plantings in Oregon of Dijon clones of Chardonnay. Mostly neutral barrel fermented and aged 10 months in oak. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Reading off are aromas of lemon pie, ripe pear and brioche. Silky and easygoing on the palate with demure flavors of apple, baked pear, spice and vanilla. True to the Airlie style of lower alcohol, bright acidity and food friendliness. Score: 89. Reviewed November 12, 2017

Winery: Airlie Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay