WillaKenzie Estate Chardonnay 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon|
Grapes for WillaKenzie's 2017 Willamette Valley Chardonnay were grown on the Willakenzie Estate, Zena Crown and Maple Grove Vineyards. In 2017, springtime temperatures led to seasonal bud break and flowering periods occurring in the early spring and early summer, respectively. The resulting wines show classic expressions of the Willamette Valley and are refined, balanced and complex. Our 2017 Willamette Valley Chardonnay is finesse driven, balanced and classy, offering notes of citrus zest, minerality and chamomile. Texturally, the wine is focused and energetic with sufficient creaminess to balance wine's structural acidity.
The winery is now part of the Jackson Family group. It's 100% barrel fermented and still wound up tight, so decanting will be helpful. Crisp apple fruit, fresh as can be, is wrapped in accents of toasted hazelnut.