2016 DANCIN Mélange Southern Oregon Chardonnay

13.5% alc., 135 cases, $32. Robert Young 17, Dijon 76, 15 and 809. Average harvest Brix 23.7º. Whole cluster pressed into French oak and stainless steel. Native yeast fermentation. No malolactic fermentation. Aged on lees with weekly stirring in 30% French oak barrels (17% new and 13% neutral) and 70% stainless steel for 6 months before gentle filtering and bottling. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. The nose leads with scents of lemon curd, white peach and straw. Vibrant, with richly flavored notes of grilled lemon, pear and white peach. Nicely balanced and easy to cozy up to. Score: 90. Reviewed August 27, 2017

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