1. Oregon Chardonnay: Rare, Weird and Exciting

    PALATE PRESS (May 20 2013)

    1. Oregon Chardonnay: Rare, Weird and Exciting

      Oregon’s relative lack of Chardonnay is downright weird. And in Portland, rare and weird is good. So you know where this is going.

      Some of the most exciting wines being made in Oregon today are Chardonnays. These are not your grandma’s butter bombs; they’re taut, lean wines with terrific mouthfeel.

      “You have to love making Chardonnay to make good Chardonnay,” says Marcus Goodfellow of Matello Wines. “There’s a lot more work than with red wine.”

      Oregonians are not shy about hand work, as long as the end product is cool. And Chardonnay is ripe — or should ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Bookmark or Share this article