19 May Unoaked Oregon Chardonnay – 2020 Stoller Dundee Hills
Chardonnay drinkers generally fall into one of two camps:
those who like their Chard to be buttery, oaky, and viscous
and those who don’t.
If you’re an occupant of the latter camp…if you’re partial to the
lighter, steely Chablis/White Burgundy flavor profile…and you have yet
to sample Oregon Chardonnays, there’s no better time
than the present during Oregon Wine Month.
Every Thursday, we shine a light on a good wine
that sells at a good price and is easy to find,
either at the store, on line or both.
This week for Wine Thursday!, we’re featuring
a bottle that serves as a worthy introduction
to what Oregon Chardonnay is all about.
Where it’s from
A converted turkey farm located near Dayton…in the epicenter
of Willamette Valley wine country…Stoller Family Estate
is one of Oregon’s major players.
Stoller has an expansive and varied portfolio,
offering everything from canned wine to $75 Blanc de Blancs.
Their tasting room is highly recommended.
It’s made USA Today’s “10 Best Tasting Room Reader’s Choice”
list five times.
What it is
Zesty, crisp and acid forward, Stoller’s 2020
Dundee Hills Chardonnay is the antithesis of an oak bomb.
If you’re accustomed to butter-dominated Chardonnays,
this one lives on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Flavors of lemon and green apple punch through.
Medium-bodied, it has a pleasing dose of minerality.
This would be an ideal compliment for oysters, crab and grilled chicken.
Where to buy it
Fred Meyer has Stoller’s 2020 Chardonnay for $15.99.
It’s at QFC for $17.99.
Safeway’s “member” price is $21.74.
It’s on the shelf at Albertsons for $21.99.
You can order it from Wine Anthology for $17.79
Wine Parity’s price is $18.70
Rye Brook Wine & Spirits has it for $19.96
Madwine in Seattle sells it for $21.99
and the Wine Chateau’s price is $22.97