2012 Anam Cara Estate Reserve Chehalem Mountains Williamette Valley Chardonnay

$32. Inaugural release. Dijon clones. Fermented in 2 new French oak barrels and 8 neutral French oak barrels. Stirred weekly on the lees for 4 months before settling for another 4 months. · Light golden yellow with a faint apricot hue in the glass. Likable nose with fresh aromas of tropical fruits, grapefruit, vanilla and roasted nuts. Bright, clean and refreshing with flavors of lemon and pear with oak in the background. Soft in the mouth and easy to like with some finishing lemon-driven persistence. Score: 90. Reviewed January 20, 2014

Winery: Anam Cara Cellars
From article: Anam Cara Wines are Quintessential Oregon in 2011