2015 Spindrift Cellars OSU Woodall Vineyard Willamette Valley Oregon Chardonnay

13.5% alc., $25, screw cap. 1978 clone 108. Barrel and fermented and aged 8 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Brims with aromas of lemon, lime, tapioca and underbrush. Modest in weight, but highly flavorful, offering flavors of lemon, pear and a hint of caramel. Clean and beautifully balanced, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and some finishing persistence. I tried for more deserving descriptors, but this was simply an intriguing and relishable wine. Score: 92. Reviewed October 22, 2017

Winery: Spindrift Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay