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2017 Brandborg Chardonnay "Chehalem Mountains"

Brandborg 2017 Chardonnay

Winery: Brandborg

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chehalem Mountains"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chehalem Mountain

State or country: OR

Price: $30

Cases produced: 156

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 8, 2019

Wine Review: This light straw-colored Chardonnay from Oregon is very good. It opens with a fruity bouquet that includes melon, lemon, lime and hints of vanilla and light oak. The medium body is smooth, crisp and vibrant. The flavor profile features lemon, lime and light pink grapefruit along with notes of peaches. I enjoyed the balanced bright acidity and minerality in this Chard. The finish was extended, gratifying and slightly dry with a slight hint of tartness. I would pair this lively Chardonnay with creamy chicken and bacon carbonara pasta. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: The wine is a pale straw in color. The fruit aromas are centered on apricot and quince with an herbal chamomile note followed by whiffs of toasted almonds. In the mouth green apple, ripe melon and lime combine with floral notes of jasmine. The wine has very nice integrated acidity that contributes to a long velvety finish. Pair with crab cakes or grilled chicken with creamy sauces.

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