2017 Morgen Long Black Label Willamette Valley Chardonnay

12.75% alc., pH 3.27, TA 0.64, RS 0.5 g/L, 172 cases, $25. 25% each Seven Springs, Durant, AlexEli and Yamhill vineyards. Dijon 95, 76, and 34 to 37-year-old clone 108. Native yeast fermentation, full MLF. Aged 6 months in French oak barrels, 10% new, and transferred to stainless steel for 11 months. Lightly fined with bentonite before a gentle lenticular filtration. Black label. · Very light golden yellow color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of baked apple, spice, white flower blossom and toast lead to a bright, fresh and clean-styled wine that is citrus driven and shot through with an arrow of acidity. There is an appealing steely and briny quality to the wine and a cleansing, dry finish. Score: 91. Reviewed July 8, 2019

Winery: Morgen Long
From article: Recent Tasting of 2016, 2017 & 2018 Willamette Valley Chardonnay