2016 Five FACES Willamette Valley Chardonnay

12.5% alc., pH 3.32, TA 0.56, 300 cases, $35. A blend of five vineyards reflecting the entire Willamette Valley. Dijon 76, 95, 96, Davis 108 and Wente. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented with ambient yeast over several months at cold temperatures. Full malolactic fermentation. Aged 17 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 10% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Attractive aromas of pineapple, ripe pear, kiwi and buttered toast. Rich, ripe, mouth filling flavors of lemon, pineapple and pear with a shading of nutty oak. Viscous in the mouth, with adequate acidity to maintain vigor. Score: 90. Reviewed February 2, 2019

Winery: Fullerton Wines
From article: Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines