2015 Haden Fig “Juliette” Willamette Valley Chardonnay

13.5% alc., $40. Others say “best” or “reserve,” but Erin says “Juliette.” A selection of the best barrels of Chardonnay destined for the normal bottling that came from Mahonia Vineyard. Extended lees aging without stirring. This is the Puligny to complement Le Puit Sec’s Chassagne. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. The nose is stony, flinty and buttery all at once. Seductive flavors of citrus, pear and kiwi with a mineral-laden character. Crisp and refreshing, with defining acidity the slightest tannins and an inspired finish of uncommon length. A special wine that demonstrates why people are saying that worldclass Chardonnay is Oregon’s next big thing. Score: 94. Reviewed February 21, 2018

Winery: Haden Fig
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