2015 Domaine Divio Willamette Valley Oregon Chardonnay

13.0% alc., pH 3.29, 150 cases, $50. Released November 16, 2016. Harvest Brix 22.7ยบ. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Full malolactic fermentation. · Light platinum yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas of cut apple, Asian pear and cake spice lead off. Pleasant, bright and clean, driven by apple and pear flavors with a little citrus and minor nutty oak component. Soft in the mouth with spirited acidity. An interesting wine because of its emphasis on orchard fruit rather than citrus fruit and its demure, slightly austere character with a mineral bent driven by acidity. Score: 90. Reviewed January 16, 2017

Winery: Domaine Divio
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