2011 J.K. Carriere Lucidité Willamette Valley Chardonnay

12.5% alc., pH 3.32, 190 cases, $32. A late growing year led to high acid and freshness. Whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented with wild yeast. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged on lees for 18 months in older French oak barrels. Racked and filtered before bottling. · Very clean aromas and flavors of lemon, lime, green apple, and pear fueled by zippy underlying acidity. Slightly creamy on the palate with a mineral and citrus driven soprano finish. Score: 90. Reviewed July 4, 2014

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