Aging Oregon chardonnay

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Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

#151 Post by James Billy » September 16th, 2020, 1:23 am

Chardonnay is a very versatile grape. Some of the very best examples of it can be grown from Chablis all the wwy south to the Macon. As Oregon is well regarded as one of the very best regions in the world to grow pinot noir, there's absolutely no doubt that great Chardonnay can be grown there.

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Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

#152 Post by Brandon R » September 16th, 2020, 2:43 pm

James Billy wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 1:23 am
Chardonnay is a very versatile grape. Some of the very best examples of it can be grown from Chablis all the wwy south to the Macon. As Oregon is well regarded as one of the very best regions in the world to grow pinot noir, there's absolutely no doubt that great Chardonnay can be grown there.
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Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

#153 Post by James Sanders » September 16th, 2020, 3:10 pm

2011 Cameron CE is already turning a bit towards amber, which is something that I've seen with other vintages over the years. Still tastes youthful, with perhaps a tinge of caramel accenting the normal pineapple and lemon. As always, great weight and intensity.

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Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

#154 Post by jrozes » September 28th, 2020, 2:46 pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 10:44 am
It seemed to us like the sweetness and match/petrol qualities were infused, almost artificial in character.

Color perhaps a bit advanced, but I didn’t think freshness was a problem.
I opened one from my cellar last night. It was a completely different experience, with all the energy, complexity and elegance I expect from Clos Electrique. So here's hoping for more good ones than bad ones!
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Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

#155 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » September 28th, 2020, 3:05 pm

Happy to read this, thank you!
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