Bethel Heights - 2016 - Chardonnay - 750 ml.
USA - Oregon - Willamette Valley
White - Vintage: 2016 - Size: 750 ml.
Translucent straw-gold. Aromas of pear nectar, pineapple and Meyer lemon are complemented by subtle vanilla, fennel and jasmine nuances. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering Meyer lemon, Anjou pear and floral flavors and a touch of dusty minerality that appears on the back half. At once concentrated and lively in personality, delivering firm closing thrust, a repeating floral note and very good persistence.
The last of the winery's 2016 Chardonnays to be released, it's a stunner. The wine is a limpid gold color, and the aromatics of orange blossom, candlewax and crème caramel set you off on a lush exploration of a vivid, full-throttle explosion of flavor. White peach, crisp apple and green pineapple fruit is nicely matched to toasty oak. The finish extends for a full minute or longer. This may well be the best Chardonnay at this price in the state.