2018 Chehalem INOX™ Unoaked Willamette Valley Chardonnay

12.9% alc., pH 3.27, TA 0.68, $20, screw cap. Sourced from two estate vineyards. · Very light golden yellow color in the glass. The nose reminds of Pinot Gris with aromas of lychee, white peach and grass. Flavors of lemon-lime, cantaloupe, green apple and a slight grassy note underlain with guarded acidity. I like the wine for its fruitiness, but not as a Chardonnay, for it could easily be mistaken for a Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc. Score: 88. Reviewed July 8, 2019

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