2016 DANCIN Capriccio Southern Oregon Chardonnay

14.0% alc., 90 cases, $32. Robert Young 17, Dijon 76 and Wente 72 clones. Average harvest Brix 23.5º. Whole cluster pressed into French oak, native yeast fermentation. No malolactic fermentation. Aged in French oak barrels on lees with weekly stirring, 20% new, 80% neutral. Gently filtered and bottled after 6 months. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of lemon creme, yeast, chalk and oak cask lead off. Modest richness of citrus-driven flavor, slightly creamy in texture, finishing with good brightness, but with a hint of alcoholic warmth. Score: 89. Reviewed August 27, 2017

Winery: DANCIN Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines