Winery Reflections Review: 2019 Aubaine Estate Chardonnay
Huge thank you to Winery Reflections for such a great review capturing the essence of our Estate Chardonnay from the Anahata vineyard.
"Juicy peach, whipped cream, fresh cantaloupe. White grapefruit, fluffy sawdust, pineapple upside down cake. Exceptionally pure and pretty beams of Meyer lemon, poached pear, and honeycrisp apple lead a highly energetic and expressive display enhanced in aromatics by fragrant floral tones of apple blossom, honeysuckle, and jasmine. Notes of French vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon emerge to contribute a range of lifted baking spices that rise above intriguing earthy impressions of crushed sea shell and saline minerality. Delightful hints of brioche expose just a pinch of bready charm while subtle suggestions of melted butter and crème brûlée provide understated creamy character. Beautifully plump, round, and polished on the palate while simultaneously maintaining outstanding tension, balance, and nerve; exhibiting a youthful and tremendously elegant presentation that perfectly juxtaposes modern ripeness against classic focus and intensity. Medium bodied and brimming with fresh acidity. This 2019 Anahata Vineyard Chardonnay by Aubaine Wine is a bold yet bright white from Oregon's Eola-Amity Hills.
Notable for possessing climate and latitude that are very similar to the legendary French region of Burgundy, the Willamette Valley has been a hot-spot for world class Pinot Noir for nearly half a century and yet is just beginning to emerge as an equally exciting place to grow Chardonnay. This bottling, crafted by Aubaine Wine using Chardonnay sourced from the Anahata Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, proves that Oregon terroir can facilitate depth, complexity, and verve on par with the Côte de Beaune's greatest villages. This wine radiates a round yet intense core of citrus, stone, and orchard fruits layered with aromatic floral tones, pretty oak spice, mild creaminess, and beautifully mineral earthiness. While delicious today this is clearly built to withstand further aging, and will likely require 5-10 years in the cellar to hit its peak. Exceptional."
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