2016 King Estate Willamette Valley Chardonnay

2016 King Estate Willamette Valley Chardonnay
91 PTS
James Suckling

91 PTS
James Suckling
89 PTS
The Wine Advocate
Tasting Notes

Evoking imagery of golden sunflowers and ripe lemons, this wine’s rich, straw yellow color warmly welcomes you in. Subtle notes of sweet French oak on the nose are immediately enhanced by tart apricot and succulent honeysuckle components. Accompanying this rich presentation are flavors of peach, lemon zest, wild honey, fresh baked bread, and vanilla. The experience culminates in a balanced, lasting finish, highlighted by subtle notes of French oak. Enjoy now until 2026.

Vineyard Notes

King Estate Oregon Chardonnay reflects an excellence recognized worldwide. Made with the best selection of grapes each year, the 2016 vintage was sourced from like-minded sustainably-farmed vineyards throughout Western Oregon. Bright, balanced and expressive, this wine demonstrates the beauty of Oregon Chardonnay.

Winemaker Notes

This 2016 vintage was whole cluster pressed and fermented in barrel. It was then aged with its lees in French oak barrels for 5 months before bottling.

Technical Notes
  • Vintage 2016
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Appellation Willamette Valley
  • Alcohol 13.5
2016 King Estate Willamette Valley Chardonnay

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